zobens

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Latvian[edit]

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Zobens

Etymology[edit]

From zobs (tooth; sharpness, blade) +‎ -ens; the original meaning was “piercing instrument with sharp edge, blade.”[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zobens m (1st declension)

  1. (weaponry) sword (long-bladed weapon with a handle, for stabbing, cutting or slashing)
    ass zobenssharp sword
    smags zobensheavy sword
    līks zobenshooked sword
    zobena spalssword hilt
    zobena makstssword sheath, scabbard
    Damaskas tērauda zobensDamascus steel sword
    izvilkt zobenuto draw a sword
    vicināt zobenuto brandish a sword
    paukošanas ar zobeniemfencing with swords

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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