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 stabi‎ ― fenceposts
    telefona stabi‎ ― telephone poles
    elektrības stabi‎ ― electricity poles
    vārtu stabi nolūzuši‎ ― the goalposts broke off
    reklāmu stabs‎ ― advertising pillar
    kauna stabs‎ ― pillory (lit. shame pole)
    viņš stāv kā stabs‎ ― he, it stands as a pillar (tall, immobile)
  2. (figuratively) column, pillar (a volatile substance rising upright in the air)
    putekļu stabs‎ ― column of dust
    dūmu stabs‎ ― column of smoke
    uguns stabs‎ ― pillar of fire
    saules stabs‎ ― sun 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) milimetrs‎ ― milimeter of mercury (lit. mercury column milimeter)
    dzīvsudraba stabu barometra caurulē līdzsvaro atmosfēras spiediens‎ ― the 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