sēdeklis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sēd(ēt) (to sit) +‎ -eklis.

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Noun[edit]

sēdeklis m (2nd declension)

  1. seat (an object or place for sitting)
    velosipēda sēdeklisbicycle seat
    ciets sēdeklishard seat
    tramvajs ar mīkstiem sēdekļiema tram with soft seats
    sēdekļa atzveltnethe seat's backrest
    atlaisties sēdeklīto lie back, to relax on a seat
    iekārtoties sēdeklī ērtākto settle more comfortably on the seat
    teātra direktora Kalēja kabinets bija cilvēku pilns; visiem nepietika sēdekļu, tāpēc daži sēdēja uz augstajām klubkrēslu malāmtheater director Kalējs' office was full of people; there weren't enough seats for everybody, so many sat on the edge of the armchairs
  2. (of organizations, institutions, etc.) seat, headquarters (place, usually a city, but also a building, a room, etc., where an organization, especially its main executive branch, works permanently)
    Somijā vienmēr plaši tiek rīkotas masu akcijas, atsaucoties uz visiem pasākumiem, kurus organizē Vispasaules miera padome, arī tās sēdeklis atrodas Helsinkosin Finland mass actions are always organized, in response to the activities organized by the World Peace Council, the seat, headquarters of which is/are in Helsinki
    Latgalē 17. gadsimtā tika nodibināta arī īpaša Poļu Inflantijas bīskapija... bīskapu sēdeklis sākumā bija Varšavā, bet vēlāk tika pārcelts uz Daugavpiliin Latgale in the 17th century, the special Polish Inflanty diocese was founded... the bishop's seat was at first in Warsaw, but later was transferred to Daugavpils.

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