pagrabs

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Latvian[edit]

Pagrabs

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Old East Slavic погробъ (pogrobŭ) ("pit with a cover on top") (cf. Russian погреб (pógreb, cellar, warehouse)), itself derived from погребати (pogrebati, to rake, to dig). Given its form, this word must have been borrowed before the 13th century, though it is first mentioned only in 17th-century Latvian dictionaries.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pagrabs m (1st declension)

  1. cellar, basement (underground floor or space under a building)
    pagraba dzīvoklisbasement apartment
    pagraba logsbasement window
    kartupeļu, dārzeņu pagrabs — potato, vegetable cellar
    vīna pagrabs — wine cellar

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “pagrabs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.