vēdeklis

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Latvian[edit]

Vēdeklis

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Etymology[edit]

From vēd(ināt) ‎(to fan, to wave) +‎ -eklis. A 19th-century neologism, initially used alongside forms like vēcināmais and vēceklis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vēdeklis m (2nd declension)

  1. hand fan (hand-held device that can be waved back and forth to move air and cool oneself)
    auduma, koka vēdeklis — fabric, wooden fan
    strausa spalvu vēdeklis — ostrich feather fan
    grezns vēdeklis — gorgeous fan
  2. fan (something having the shape of a fan)
    abas sugas ir koki ar vēdeklī sakārtotām lapām — both species are trees with leaves arranged into a fan

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References[edit]

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