zeķe

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See also: zeke and zeķē

Latvian[edit]

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Zeķes

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from German Socke (Baltic German söcke), from Middle Low German socke (short socks), from Latin soccus (low shoe), itself a probable borrowing from some Near East language. The first mention of this word is in a 17th-century dictionary.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zeķe f (5th declension)

  1. sock (garment that covers the foot)
    pusgarās zeķes — long socks, stockings
    īsās zeķes — short socks
    kaprona, neilona zeķes — nylon stockings
    kokvilnas zeķes — cotton socks
    vilnas zeķes — wool socks
    siltas zeķes — warm socks
    valkāt zeķes — to wear socks
    adīt zeķes — to knit socks
    lāpīt zeķes — to mend socks

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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