paduse

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See also: padusē

Latvian[edit]

Paduse

Etymology[edit]

From pa- +‎ an older term *dusa ‎(arm, shoulder) (maybe *dusis?), from Proto-Baltic dus-, from the zero grade *dus- of Proto-Indo-European *dous- ‎(arm) (whence Sanskrit दोषान् ‎(doṣán-), दोः ‎(doḥ, arm, forearm), Avestan [script needed] ‎(daoš-, upper arm, shoulder)). Cognates include Old Church Slavonic пазуха ‎(pazuxa), Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian пазуха ‎(pázuxa), Czech, Polish pazucha.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paduse f (5th declension)

  1. (anatomy) armpit (cavity beneath the junction of arm and shoulder)
    paduses artērija — armpit (= axillary) artery
    turēt ko padusē — to hold something in one's armpit
    likt, ielikt termometru padusē — to set a thermometer into someone's armpit
  2. (botany) space under a stem or (forked) branch
    lapu paduses — leaf armpit (= area under the stem)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “paduse”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7