rīks

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See also: riks, -riks, and riks-

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *rey-, *rī- (to scrape; to pluck; to cut) (with an extra k); cf. dialectal riekt (to cut (bread); to plow (for the first time)). Apparently, the original meaning of rīks was “sharp instrument,” perhaps “knife.” Cognates include Lithuanian rỹkas (instrument; container).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rīks m (1st declension)

  1. instrument, tool, equipment (an object used for a specific task, work, etc.)
    namdara, kalēja rīkscarpenter's, blacksmith tool
    lauksaimniecības, metālapstrādes rīki' agricultural, metalworking tools
    medību, zvejas rīkshunting, fishing tool, instrument
    rotaļu rīkstoy tool
    vingrošanas rīkiexercise, fitness equipment
    soda rīksmeans, instrument of punishment
    ražošanas rīkitools, means of production

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References[edit]

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