vasks

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vasks c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of vask

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

vasks

  1. indefinite genitive singular of vaskur

Latvian[edit]

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 vasks on Latvian Wikipedia
Bišu vasks
Augu vasks
Vaska svece

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *waksa (with metathesis, *waska-s), from Proto-Indo-European *wokso- (wax), from the stem *weg- (to weave) (< *aw-eg). The original meaning was thus “woven, fabric-like” (i.e., cells, honeycomb). Cognates include Lithuanian vãškas, Old Church Slavonic воскъ (voskŭ), Russian, Belarusian воск (vosk), Ukrainian віск, Bulgarian восък (vósǎk), Czech vosk, Polish wosk, Proto-Germanic *wahsa- (Old High German wahs, Old English wæx, German Wachs, English wax).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vasks m (1st declension)

  1. wax (an oily, water-resistant substance)
    grīdas vasksfloor wax
    vaska sveceswax candles, tapers
    sintētiskais vaskssynthetic wax
    augu vaskiplant waxes
    dzīvnieku vaskianimal waxes
    bišu vasksbeeswax
    vaska figūrawax figure
    kausēt vaskuto melt wax
    mīksts kā vaskssoft as wax

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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