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Dusa

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as dusēt, made into a feminine fourth declension noun (ending -a).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

dusa f (4th declension)

  1. (poetic) sleep (the act of sleeping)
    saldu dusu!sleep well! (lit. sweet sleep)
    ar gaiļa dziesmu piecēlos no dusaswith the cock's song (= at cockcrow) I woke up from sleep
    jutos gurdens un gāju taisni klētiņā uz dusuI felt weary and went directly to the little barn to sleep
  2. (poetic) rest, piece
    mūsu paaudze dusas nezinājaour generation knew no rest
    lieli tauriņi, kā dusas meklēdami, laižas pa stiebriem un grīšļiemlarge butterflies, as if looking for rest, fly through grass stalks and sedge leaves
  3. (poetic, figuratively) death
    mūža dusaeternal sleep (= death)
    no beigu dusas nevar modināt!(one) cannot wake up (someone) from the final sleep (= death)

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ReferencesEdit

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

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