stabs

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stabs

  1. plural of stab

Verb[edit]

stabs

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stab

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stabs c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of stab

Latvian[edit]

Sētas stabi (1)
Elektrības stabs (1)
Saules stabs (2)
Dūmu stabs (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *steb-, *stab- (with -as), from Proto-Indo-European *steb(ʰ)- (post, pole, (tree) trunk; to support, to hold, to pound, to tread). Cognates include Lithuanian stãbas (idol, statue; pole; shape; paralysis; surrouding; respite, breathing space), Old Prussian stabis (rock, stone), stabni (oven) (< *stabinē), Old Church Slavonic стоборъ (stoborŭ, column), Bulgarian стобор (stobór, wooden fence), Slovene steber (stəbə́r, pole, idol), Old Norse stafr (stick, rod, support), Old High German stab, Middle Low German staf, German Stab (stick, rod, club), English staff, Sanskrit स्तभ्नाति (stabhnā́ti, to support, to strengthen), Ancient Greek στέμβω (stémbō, to pound, to shake continuously).[1]

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Noun[edit]

stabs m (1st declension)

  1. pole, post, pillar (vertically placed long, thin, cylindrical object to keep something in place)
    sētas stabifenceposts
    telefona stabitelephone poles
    elektrības stabielectricity poles
    vārtu stabi nolūzušithe goalposts broke off
    reklāmu stabsadvertising pillar
    kauna stabspillory (lit. shame pole)
    viņš stāv kā stabshe, it stands as a pillar (tall, immobile)
  2. (figuratively) column, pillar (a volatile substance rising upright in the air)
    putekļu stabscolumn of dust
    dūmu stabscolumn of smoke
    uguns stabspillar of fire
    saules stabssun pillar (optical phenomenon at sunset)
  3. column (part of a thermometer or barometer: a thin tube filled with a liquid substance, usually mercury)
    dzīvsudraba staba (= stabiņa) milimetrsmillimeter of mercury (lit. mercury column millimeter)
    dzīvsudraba stabu barometra caurulē līdzsvaro atmosfēras spiediensthe atmospheric pressure balances, is equivalent to the column of mercury in the tube of the barometer

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References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stabs

  1. indefinite genitive singular of stab