dobjš

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A parallel form to dobs (q.v.) which became an independent word.[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

AdjectiveEdit

dobjš (def. dobjais, comp. dobjāks, sup. visdobjākais; adv. dobji)

  1. (sounds) hollow (very low and with an echo)
    dobja balss‎ ― hollow voice
    dobji pērkona grāvieni‎ ― hollow thunderclaps
    dobja lielgabalu dunoņa‎ ― hollow cannon shot

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

In general, dobs is more concrete (“hollow cylinder”), while dobjš is more abstract or metaphorical (“hollow voice”).

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ReferencesEdit

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