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 ieži on Latvian Wikipedia
 Zvārtes iezis on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Ieži (1)
 
Zvārtes iezis (2)

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iezis m (2nd declension)

  1. (chiefly plural, mineralogy, geology) rock (mineral layer on the crust of the Earth or of other celestial bodies)
    dolomīta iežidolomite rocks
    kaļķakmens iežilimestone rocks
    kalnu iežimountain rocks
    apakšzemes iežiunderground rocks
    rūdas iežiore rocks
    mēness iežimoon rocks
    magmatiskie, metamorfie iežimagmatic, metamorphic rocks
    sedimenta ieži, nogulumu ieži, nogulumiežisediment rocks
    visa ciemata apkārtne pilna brīnišķīgiem granīta, marmora un citiem iežiemall the region of the village (is) full of wonderful granite, marmor and other rocks
    tā kā granīts sastāv no vairākiem minerāliem un... veido veselus kalnus, to vairs nevar saukt par minerālu, bet gan par iezi... tātad kvarcs, vizla un laukšpats ir minerāli, bet šo minerālu sakopojums - granīts ir jau iezissince granite is composed of several minerals and... forms the entire mountain, it can no longer be called a mineral, but a rock... likewise quartz, mica and feldspat are minerals, but the combination of these minerals - granite - is already a rock
  2. (singular, geography) rock (outcrop of such mineral layers, forming a steep slope)
    smilšakmens iezissandstone rock
    sarkanā malā iezisred clay rock
    Zvārtes iezisZvārte's rock (in Gauja national park, Latvia)

Usage notesEdit

In the sense of "mineral layer", ieži is almost always used in the plural; the singular forms are very infrequent.

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