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 Borrowing 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 telefons‎ ― electromagnetic telephone
    galvas telefons‎ ― headphone (lit. head telephone)
  2. (usually singular) telephone (telecommunication via telephone)
    telefona sakari‎ ― telephone connections
    telefona vadi, stieples‎ ― telephone wires, cables
    rūpnīcas iekšējais telefons‎ ― the factory's internal telephone (= interphone)
    telefona tīkls‎ ― telephone network
    telefona abonents‎ ― telephone subscriber
    telefona centrāle‎ ― telephone exchange
    telefona saruna‎ ― telephone conversation
    mūsu šodienas dzīve bez telefona ir grūti pat iedomāties‎ ― it is difficult to even imagine our life today without the telephone
    no nama uz namu stiepjas elektriskās līnijas un telefona kabeļi‎ ― from house to house
  3. telephone set, phone (electronic device used for communication between two people)
    telefona klausule‎ ― telephone receiver
    runāt, zvanīt pa telefonu‎ ― to talk, to call by phone
    atkal zvanīja telefons; Birgitai mājās esot, Arnolds pie aparāta izvairījās iet‎ ― again 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 grāmatu‎ ― phone book (list of the telephone numbers of the subscribers of a telephone network)
    es pārrakstu telefonus Nākamgada kalendārā‎ ― I am copying the telephone (numbers) to next year's calendar
    Dinas tēvs metas istabā pie sava rakstāmgalda, pagrābj telefonu grāmata un trīcošiem pirkstiem šķir lapas‎ ― Dina'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