zāģis

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Latvian[edit]

Zāģi

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle Low German sage, or from 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 zāģis — garden, pruning saw
    baļķu zāģis — log saw
    rokas zāģis — hand saw
    elektriskais zāģis — electric saw
    loka zāģis, lokzāģis — circular saw
    zāģa zobissaw teeth
    zāģu skaidassawdust
    vīlēt zāģi — to sharpen (lit. to file) the saw teeth
    tēvs bijis namdaris, staigājis ar cirvi un zāģi pār plecu, ģimenei maizes riecienu pelnīdams — father 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 zāģis — bone saw
    diamanta zāģis — diamond saw
    viņš radījis vairāk nekā divdesmit jaunu ķirurģisku instrumentu, no kuriem īpaši jāatzīmē tā sauktais Šimanovska rezekcijas zāģis — he has shown more than twenty new surgical instruments, most notably the so-called Šimanovskis' resection saw

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References[edit]

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