pakavs

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Latvian[edit]

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Pakavs

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Etymology[edit]

Traditionally considered a borrowing from Russian подко́ва (podkóva), first mentioned (as pakava in 17th-century dictionaries. It is also possible, however, that the word may have been a recent native derivation, from the verb kaut, past tense kavu, in the sense “to hit, to beat,” occasionally used (instead of kalt) in folk songs to mean “to shoe (a horse).”[1]

Noun[edit]

pakavs m (1st declension)

  1. horseshoe (U-shaped metal object used to protect a horse's hooves)
    pakavu naglas‎ ― horseshoe nails
    laimes pakavs‎ ― lucky horseshoe
    piesist pakavu‎ ― to nail a horseshoe on
    apkalt zirgu ar jauniem pakavirem‎ ― to shoe a horse with new horseshoes

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References[edit]

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