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dobjš

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A parallel form to dobs (q.v.) which became an independent word.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

dobjš (def. dobjais, comp. dobjāks, sup. visdobjākais; adv. dobji)

  1. (sounds) hollow (very low and with an echo)
    dobja balsshollow voice
    dobji pērkona grāvienihollow thunderclaps
    dobja lielgabalu dunoņahollow cannon shot

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

In general, dobs is more concrete (“hollow cylinder”), while dobjš is more abstract or metaphorical (“hollow voice”).

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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