tāfele

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See also: tafele and tāfelē

Latvian[edit]

Tāfele
Tāfele

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (dialectal or colloquial form) tāpele

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from German Tafel (blackboard), itself from Middle Low German tavel, tavele, from Old High German tavala, borrowed from Latin tabula (plank, board; tablet). The first occurrences are in 19th-century Latvian literature. (J. Endzelīns preferred the variant tāpele, since it was closer to the original Latin source.)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tāfele f (5th declension)

  1. blackboard, chalkboard, whiteboard (rectangular surface normally used for writing for others to read)
    skolas tāfeleschool blackboard
    izsaukt pie tāfelesto call (a student) to the blackboard
    iet pie tāfelesto go to the blackboard
    rakstīt uz tāfelesto write on the blackboard
    noslaucīt tāfelito erase, to wipe the blackboard (clean)
    pie tāfeles stāvēja Adatiņš un atbildēja latviešu valoduAdatiņš stood at the blackboard and answered/recited the Latvian language (lesson)
  2. bar (a small portion of food, especially chocolate, in rectangular form)
    šokolādes tāfelechocolate bar
    Ingeborgas dzimšanas dienas rītā manā “Varoņa” mugursomā blakus mācību līdzekļiem tika ievietota zīdpapīrā ietīta šokolādes “Skaistā Latvija” tāfele; tā bija cienīga dāvanain the morning of Ingeborga's birthday, a bar of “Skaistā Latvija” (= “Beautiful Latvia”) chocolate, wrapped in silk paper, was placed in my backpack next to the schoolbooks; that was a worthy gift

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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