palodze

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Latvian[edit]

1 - Palodze
Kaķis palodzē

Etymology[edit]

Apparently a variant of paloda (lintel) (q.v.), ultimately from the same source as the verb lodāt (to crawl, to creep), presumably because, since doors were originally low, one had to "crawl" under their lintels to enter the house.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

palodze f (5th declension)

  1. windowsill, window sill (a flat surface protruding from the base of a window frame)
    kaķis palodzē — a cat on the window sill
    plata palodze — wide window sill
    novietot puķu podus uz palodzes — to place the flower pots on the window sill
    Alsters sēž uz palodzes, plaukstā sažņaudzis aizkara malu, un skatās lejā — Alsters sits on the window sill, his hands clutching the curtain edge, and looks down
    lietus pirksti vienmuļi grabināja pret rūti un pret skārda palodzi — the rain's fingers were monotonously rattling against the panes and against the tin window sill
  2. (rare) space, part of the wall, under a window
    suns atsēdsā palodzē zem krūma un diedelēja vakariņas — the dog sat under a bush in the area under the window and begged for his dinner

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “paloda” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7