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

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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 vasks — floor wax
    vaska sveceswax candles, tapers
    sintētiskais vasks — synthetic wax
    augu vaski — plant waxes
    dzīvnieku vaski — animal waxes
    bišu vasks — beeswax
    vaska figūrawax figure
    kausēt vasku — to melt wax
    mīksts kā vasks — soft as wax

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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