valks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to the verbs vilkt (to pull, draw, drag) and valkāt (to wear), all from Proto-Baltic *wilk-, from Proto-Indo-European *welk-, *walk-, *wl̥k- (to pull, draw, drag), from *wel- (to pluck, rob, injure, kill).[1]

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Noun[edit]

valks

  1. (rare) something for everyday, not special (esp. clothes)
    manas valka drēbes varēsi paņemt — my everyday clothes you can take
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Usage notes[edit]

By itself, valks is rather rare; derived nouns such as pārvalks (cover, case) or uzvalks (suit) are much more frequent.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *welk- (to pull, draw, drag), here probably influenced by Proto-Indo-European *welg- (humid, wet); see Latvian valgs (moist, humid, damp).[2]

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Noun[edit]

valks

  1. (dialectal) creek, brook, small water stream
    viņa aizstaigā līdz valkam — she walked to the stream
    viņas gāja pāri valkam pa iztrupējušu tiltiņu — they went over the brook on a little rotten bridge
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References[edit]

  1. ^ “vilkt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7
  2. ^ “valgs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7