telefons

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See also: Telefons and telèfons

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

telefons c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of telefon

Latvian[edit]

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Telefons (3)

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing, via other European languages, ultimately a from French téléphone, a word coined in the 1830s from two Ancient Greek elements, τῆλε (têle, afar) and φωνή (phōnḗ, voice, sound).

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Noun[edit]

telefons m (1st declension)

  1. telephone (electronic device that converts electrical impulses into sound)
    elektromagnētiskais telefonselectromagnetic telephone
    galvas telefonsheadphone (lit. head telephone)
  2. (usually singular) telephone (telecommunication via telephone)
    telefona sakaritelephone connections
    telefona vadi, stieplestelephone wires, cables
    rūpnīcas iekšējais telefonsthe factory's internal telephone (= interphone)
    telefona tīklstelephone network
    telefona abonentstelephone subscriber
    telefona centrāletelephone exchange
    telefona sarunatelephone conversation
    mūsu šodienas dzīve bez telefona ir grūti pat iedomātiesit is difficult to even imagine our life today without the telephone
    no nama uz namu stiepjas elektriskās līnijas un telefona kabeļifrom house to house
  3. telephone set, phone (electronic device used for communication between two people)
    telefona klausuletelephone receiver
    runāt, zvanīt pa telefonuto talk, to call by phone
    atkal zvanīja telefons; Birgitai mājās esot, Arnolds pie aparāta izvairījās ietagain the telephone rang; Birgita being home, Arnolds avoided picking it up (lit. going to the telephone set)
    “Nikolajs smagi saslimis”, viņa teica; “mazliet pagaidi un piezvani otrreiz, es aiznesīšu telefonu otrā istabā pie viņa gultas” — “Nikolajs is very sick,” she said; “wait a little and call again, I will take the telephone into the other room to his bed”
  4. telephone number
    telefona grāmatu, telefonu grāmatuphone book (list of the telephone numbers of the subscribers of a telephone network)
    es pārrakstu telefonus Nākamgada kalendārāI am copying the telephone (numbers) to next year's calendar
    Dinas tēvs metas istabā pie sava rakstāmgalda, pagrābj telefonu grāmata un trīcošiem pirkstiem šķir lapasDina's father threw himself into the room, (went) to his desk, grabbed the phone book and with trembling fingers separated its pages

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

telefons

  1. indefinite genitive singular of telefon