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 tomāts on Latvian Wikipedia
Tomāti (2)
Tomāts (1)


Borrowed from German Tomate, or from Russian тома́т (tomát), themselves borrowings from French tomate, itself a borrowing from Spanish tomate, ultimately borrowed from Classical Nahuatl tomatl. This word is first mentioned in Latvian by the end of the 19th century, initially in two forms, masculine (tomāts) and feminine (tomāte); only in the 1920s did the masculine form became dominant.[1]


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tomāts m (1st declension)

  1. tomato (plant (Solanum lycopersicum) with branched stems, yellow flowers and juicy, edible red fruits)
    tomātu stāditomato plants
    ēdamais, kultīvētais tomātsedible, cultivated tomato (plant)
    plaši izplatīts kultūraugs ir tomāti, kuri Eiropā ievesti 1554. gadātomatoes are a quite widespread crop, which was introduced in Europe in 1554
    tomātus ilgu laiku audzēja kā dekoratīvus augustomatoes were grown for a long time as ornamental plants
  2. tomato (the red fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable)
    tomātu sulatomato juice
    tomātu pastatomato paste
    tomātu biezenistomato puree
    konservēti tomāticanned tomatoes
    reņģes tomātu mērcēherring in tomato sauce
    brokastīs māmiņa sagriež lielu, sarkanu tomātu un vienu sīpolufor breakfast, mummy cut a large, red tomato and one onion


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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “tomāts”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN