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dusa

See also: dusā

LatvianEdit

Dusa

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as dusēt, made into a feminine fourth declension noun (ending -a).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

dusa f (4th declension)

  1. (poetic) sleep (the act of sleeping)
    saldu dusu!sleep well! (lit. sweet sleep)
    ar gaiļa dziesmu piecēlos no dusas — with the cock's song (= at cockcrow) I woke up from sleep
    jutos gurdens un gāju taisni klētiņā uz dusu — I felt weary and went directly to the little barn to sleep
  2. (poetic) rest, piece
    mūsu paaudze dusas nezināja — our generation knew no rest
    lieli tauriņi, kā dusas meklēdami, laižas pa stiebriem un grīšļiem — large butterflies, as if looking for rest, fly through grass stalks and sedge leaves
  3. (poetic, figuratively) death
    mūža dusa — eternal sleep (= death)
    no beigu dusas nevar modināt! — (one) cannot wake up (someone) from the final sleep (= death)

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ReferencesEdit

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