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 vēdeklisfabric, wooden fan
    strausa spalvu vēdeklisostrich feather fan
    grezns vēdeklisgorgeous fan
  2. fan (something having the shape of a fan)
    abas sugas ir koki ar vēdeklī sakārtotām lapāmboth 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