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dobs

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dob

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *dobus, from Proto-Baltic *duob-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewb- (deep). In Latvian, former u-stem adjectives were assimilated into other classes; *dobus gave rise to both an o-stem and a yo-stem variant which later on became independent words, dobs and dobjš, with different semantic nuances (compare also, e.g., plats and plašs, or ass and ašs). Cognates include Lithuanian dubùs (deep, hollow), Lithuanian dauba (hollow place), Proto-Slavic *dup(ь)lo, *dup(ъ)lo (hole, hollow) (Russian, Ukrainian дупло́ (dupló), Belarusian дуплё (dupljó), Bulgarian ду́пло (dúplo), Polish dziupło (cavity, pit), Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍀𐍃 (diups, deep) (< *deupa), German tief, English deep.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

dobs (definite dobais, comparative dobāks, superlative visdobākais, adverb dobi)

  1. hollow (empty inside)
    dobs stiebrshollow trunk
    dobs cilindrshollow cylinder
    dobi ragihollow horns
    koks ar dobu vidutree with a hollow interior
    dobo ķieģeļu un bloku ražošanaproduction of hollow bricks and blocks

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