zāģis

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Latvian[edit]

Zāģi

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German sage or Middle Dutch zage (cf. German Säge, Dutch zaag). First mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zāģis m (2nd declension)

  1. saw (a tool with a sharp, usually toothed, blade, used for cutting wood, metal and other hard substances)
    dārza, zaru zāģisgarden, pruning saw
    baļķu zāģislog saw
    rokas zāģishand saw
    elektriskais zāģiselectric saw
    loka zāģis, lokzāģiscircular saw
    zāģa zobissaw teeth
    zāģu skaidassawdust
    vīlēt zāģito sharpen (lit. to file) the saw teeth
    tēvs bijis namdaris, staigājis ar cirvi un zāģi pār plecu, ģimenei maizes riecienu pelnīdamsfather was a carpenter, walking with an ax and a saw over (his) shoulder, earning the families
  2. saw (a specialized tool for cutting a specific kind of hard object or substance)
    kaulu zāģisbone saw
    diamanta zāģisdiamond saw
    viņš radījis vairāk nekā divdesmit jaunu ķirurģisku instrumentu, no kuriem īpaši jāatzīmē tā sauktais Šimanovska rezekcijas zāģishe has shown more than twenty new surgical instruments, most notably the so-called Šimanovskis' resection saw

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References[edit]

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