See also: ielā

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LatvianEdit

 iela on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Alberta iela (Rīgā)

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the verb iet(to go) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian eilė̃(line, row, layer, order), dialectal eilà.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

iela f (4th declension)

  1. street, road (a traffic lane in cities or other populated areas)
    asfaltēta iela‎ ― paved street (with asphalt)
    bruģēta iela‎ ― paved street (with stones)
    smilšaina iela‎ ― sandy street, roadɛla
    taisna, līkumota iela‎ ― straight, winding street
    plata, šaura iela‎ ― wide, narrow street
    klusa, troksnaina, dzīva iela‎ ― quiet, noisy, lively street
    pilsētas galvenās iela‎ ― the city's main street
    ielas drūzma‎ ― street crowd
    ielu krustojums‎ ― street intersection, crossroads
    ielu apgaismojums‎ ― street lighting
    ielu dzelzceļš‎ ― tram (lit. street railway)
    staigāt pa ielām‎ ― to walk on, by the streets
    iet pāri ielai‎ ― to cross, to go across the street
    demonstranti iziet ielās‎ ― the protesters take to the streets
    ielas šķērso dzelzceļa līniju‎ ― the streets cross the railway line
    tas ir kiosks pie pilsētas dārza, kur šķērsojas ielas un kustība diezgan dzīva‎ ― it is a kiosk (newsstand) at the city garden, where the streets cross and the movement (of passers-by) is quite lively
    taures kliedza un dzina no ielas prom uz trotuāra ikvienu, kas būtu mēģinājis pārkļūt uz otru pusi‎ ― the horns were yelling and driving away from the street and onto the sidewalk anyone who might try to cross to the other side
  2. street (the houses and buildings on the side of said traffic lane)
    karā nopostīta iela‎ ― a street ravaged by war
    ielas muzikanti‎ ― street musicians
    ielas tirdzniecība‎ ― street commerce
    ielu cīņas‎ ― street fights, fighting
    Alberta iela (Rīgā)‎ ― Alberts' street (in Riga)
    dzīvot Kalna ielā‎ ― to live on Kalns street
    Dzirnavu ielā 5‎ ― at Dzirnavu street, nr. 5
    izmest, izsviest no ielas'‎ ― to throw (someone) on the streets (= to send someone out of one's house, apartment)
    nams atrodas Krišjāņa Barona un Dzirnavu ielas stūrī‎ ― the house is located at the corner of Krišjānis Barons and Dzirnavu streets
  3. (in the genitive, used adjectively) street (typical of, used on, the streets; also, vulgar, improper)
    ielas tērps, apģērbs, kurpes‎ ― street dress, clothes, shoes
    ielas žargons‎ ― street jargon, slang
    ielas meita, ielasmeita‎ ― street girl, prostitute

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ReferencesEdit

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