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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ap- +‎ vidus(middle). In the literary language, it has practially replaced vidus in the sense of “area,” “region,” “neighborhood.”[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

apvidus m (3rd declension)

  1. area, region, terrain (an area, usually small, characterized by some specific feature)
    kalnains apvidus‎ ― mountainous terrain
    plašs apvidus‎ ― wide area
    neapdzīvots apvidus‎ ― uninhabited area
    medību apvidus‎ ― hunting area
    dzīvot skaistā apvidū‎ ― to live in a beautiful area
  2. district, locality (an administrative territorial division)
    nacionālais apvidus‎ ― national area
  3. (of the body or one of its organs) region, area
    sāpes sirds apvidū‎ ― pain in the heart area
    lēkmju laikā slimnieks jūt neciešamas sāpes mugurā nieru apvidū‎ ― during the attacks, the patient feels unbearable back pain in the knee area

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ReferencesEdit

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