zābaks

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Latvian[edit]

Zābaki

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Etymology[edit]

An old, pre-13th-century borrowing from Old East Slavic забогъ (zabogŭ); cf. Russian сапо́г (sapóg), dialectal забог (zabog), already mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries, and also in 15th- and 16th-century family names. An old feminine variant zābaka, already attested in 17th-century dictionaries, persisted until the 19th century, when it finally disappeared.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zābaks m (1st declension)

  1. boot (footwear with short or long tops)
    viriešu, sieviešu zābakimen's, women's boots
    gumijas zābakirubber boots
    slēpju, slidu zābakiski, skate boots
    garie zābakilong boots
    zābaku saites, auklasboot laces
    aizsaitēt zābakusto tie up (one's) boots
    vilkt kājās zābakusto put boots on

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References[edit]

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