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


A borrowing from German Tomate, or from Russian томат (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 stādi‎ ― tomato plants
    ēdamais, kultīvētais tomāts‎ ― edible, cultivated tomato (plant)
    plaši izplatīts kultūraugs ir tomāti, kuri Eiropā ievesti 1554. gadā‎ ― tomatoes are a quite widespread crop, which was introduced in Europe in 1554
    tomātus ilgu laiku audzēja kā dekoratīvus augus‎ ― tomatoes were grown for a long time as ornamental plants
  2. tomato (the red fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable)
    tomātu sula‎ ― tomato juice
    tomātu pasta‎ ― tomato paste
    tomātu biezenis‎ ― tomato puree
    konservēti tomāti‎ ― canned tomatoes
    reņģes tomātu mērcē‎ ― herring in tomato sauce
    brokastīs māmiņa sagriež lielu, sarkanu tomātu un vienu sīpolu‎ ― for breakfast, mummy cut a large, red tomato and one onion


Derived terms[edit]


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