The Alternative Lithuanian Dictionary: pinti

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Entry definition

pinti etymology
  • From Proto-Balto-Slavic *pinˀ-{{R:Derksen 2008|399}}. ISBN 978 90 04 15504 6, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pnH-. Cognate with Latvian pīt, Polish piąć się “to climb” and Ancient Greek πένομαι 〈pénomai〉.
pronunciation
  • (pìnti) /ˈpʲɪnʲtʲɪ/
  • (pintì) [pʲɪnʲˈtʲɪ]
verb: {{lt-verb}} {{R:lt:DLKŽ1954|pinti}}
  1. (transitive) to plait (chiefly UK), to braid (US) pìnti kasà - to make plaits
  2. (transitive) to twine, to plait vainìką pìnti - to plait a garland
  3. (prefixed with į-, transitive) to put (into) į̃ pláukus gėlė#Noun įpìnti - to put a flower into the hairs
  4. (colloquial, transitive) to natter about Sunkù supràsti, ką̃ jìs ten pìna. It is difficult to understand what he is nattering about.
related terms:
  • (noun) pynė {{g}}
participle: {{head}}
  1. {{lt-form-part}}

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