debess

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud).

NounEdit

debess f (6th declension)

  1. (chiefly in the plural, astronomy) sky
  2. (chiefly in the plural, theology) heaven, paradise
  3. (chiefly in the plural, archaic) cloud (cf. mākonis)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Although the singular forms still exist, the plural forms (debesis, etc.) are much more frequently used in all senses.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 14 August 2013, at 23:59