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ūdensvīrs

See also: Ūdensvīrs

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ūdens (water) +‎ vīrs (man).

NounEdit

ūdensvīrs m (1st declension)

  1. (mythology) merman; water spirit in male form
    par akaci stāstīja pasakas: viņā dzīvojot zaļbārdains ūdensvīrs vai pat velns — about the marsh pool, folk tales said: in it, presumably, a green-bearded merman or water spirit lives, or even a devil
  2. (poetic) a man whose livelihood or occupation is related to the sea or other waterways
    Intam bija skaidrs: šie sirmie ūdensvīri ir kādreizējie tālbraucēji jūrnieki, liellaivu šķiperi, zvejnieki — To Ints it was clear: these gray-haired watermen are former cargo ship sailormen, barge captains, fishermen

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