mēļš

See also: mels and méls

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as melns (q.v.): Proto-Baltic *mel-n, from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (dark, red color; dirty). Interestingly, the same stem gave rise to blue- and black-color terms in Baltic languages. Cognates include Lithuanian dialectal mė́las (blue), Sudovian mełno (black).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

mēļš (definite mēļais, comparative mēļāks, superlative vismēļākais, adverb mēļi)

  1. dark blue, blue with a tone of violet
    mēļš tērpsdark blue suit
    mēļas asteresdark blue asters (= aster flowers)
    mēļa krēsladark blue chair
    villaines audums bijis krāsots tumši zilā, mēļā krāsā — wollen shawl fabric was died dark blue, violet-blue

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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