sālīt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as sāls (salt), made into a 3rd-conjugation verb in -īt.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

sālīt tr., 3rd conj., pres. sālu, sāli, sāla, past sālīju

  1. to salt (to conserve food by sprinkling it with salt or by placing it into a saline solution)
    sālīta zivssalted fish
    sālīti sēnes, produktisalted mushrooms, groceries
    medījumu gaļas sālīšana nodrošina tās ilgu saglabāšanos — the salting of game meat ensures its conservation
    vīķes sālīt prata mūsu tālie senči jau tajos laikos, kad tikai iemācījās makšķerēt un uzzināja, kas ir sāls — our distant ancestors knew how to salt bleaks already in the old times, when they had just learned to fish and found out what salt was
  2. to salt (to add common salt to something, in order to change its taste, its chemical properties, etc.)
    nesalīts sviestsunsalted butter
    karstā laikā ieteicams dzert nedaudz sālītu ūdeni (viena tējkarote sāls uz litru ūdens) — in hot weather it is advisable to drink a little salted water (one teaspoon of salt in a liter of water)

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References[edit]

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