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lejup

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From leja (lower part) +‎ -up.

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AdverbEdit

lejup

  1. down, downward
    skatīties lejup — to look down
    putns laižas lejup — the bird flies down
    smidzināja lietus, un sīkas ūdens straumītes tecēja pa rūtīm lejup
    viņi iet lejup uz upi pa mazu ieliņu — they went down by a small street to the river
  2. (of rivers) down, downstream (toward the mouth, the estuary)
    laiva slīdēja pa straumi lēni lejup — the boat glided slowly down the stream
    nekāda veida zvejošana Daugavā nebūs atļauta astoņus kilometrus lejup no spēkstacijas ēkas — no kind of fishing in the Daugava (River) will be allowed eight kilometers downstream from the power plant building
  3. (of objects in the sky) down, downward (toward the horizon)
    saule neapturami slīdēja lejup un nelokāmi bija nolēmusi iet gulēt — the sun slid unstoppably down and firmly decided to go to sleep
  4. (figuratively) down, downward (becoming worse, regressing, being worth less)
    es esmu pret karu, kas dzīvi rauj lejup — I am against war, which pulls life down

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