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oža

See also: -óza and ožā

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the verb ost (to smell) (q.v.), with an extra ending -yā: *uod-ya > oža.[1]

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NounEdit

oža f (4th declension)

  1. (sense) smell (the capacity to perceive various chemical substances in suspension in the air)
    jutīga oža — sensitive (sense of) smell
    ožas orgāns, nervs, šūnasolfactory organ, nerve, cells
    ožas analizatorsolfactory system
    sunim smalka oža — the dog (has) a fine (sense of) smell
    noteikt ēdiena kvalitāti pēc ožas — to determine the quality of food by (one's sense of) smell
    putnu sunim jābūt ar labu ožu, lai viņš putnu pēdas un pašus putnus tālu saostu un ātri atrastu — a bird dog must have a good (sense of) smell, so that he can smell and quickly find a bird's track or even the bird itslef
  2. (rare) smell, odor
    komisijas locekļi sapulcējās, lai dotu pēdējo novērtējumu konserviem... tika ņemti vērā izstrādājumu garša, oža, konsistence un ārējais noformējums — the commission members met to give the last assessment on the canned food... the taste, smell, consistence and external form of the products were taken into account

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