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dzelme

See also: dzelmē

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as dziļš (deep) (q.v.), with an extra -m. Cognates include Lithuanian gelmė̃.[1]

NounEdit

dzelme f (5th declension)

  1. depth (a deep place, deeper than its surroundings, in a river, lake, sea, etc.; syn. dzīle, dziļums)
    upes dzelme — a river's deep place
    iekrist, noslīkt dzelmē — to fall, to drown in a deep place
  2. (figuratively) depth
    debesu dzelme — the depth of the sky
    jūtu dzelme — the depth of feelings
    dvēseles dzelme — the depth of the soul

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ReferencesEdit

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