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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *dílˀgas, from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥h₁gʰós. Karulis posits that the d- visible in Slavic and Indic is prefixal, but the consensus reconstruction makes the *d part of the root, with *dl simplifying to l also in Latin and Germanic.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

ilgs (definite ilgais, comparative ilgāks, superlative visilgākais, adverb ilgi)

  1. (time) long (a large period of time)
    aizbraukt uz ilgu laikuto depart for a long time
    pēc ilgiem laikiem atgrieztiesto return after a long time
    sarunāties par ilguto talk too long
  2. long, long time (that which lasts or happens for a while, that which takes a while)
    ilgs brauciens, ceļojumslong trip
    ilga pastaigalong walk
    ilga cīņalong struggle
    ilgs miegslong sleep
    nodzīvot ilgu mūžuto live a long life
    desmit minūšu ilgs pārtraukumsa ten minute long pause
  3. long (that which took a while to acquire)
    ilga pieredzelong experience
    ilgie novērojumilong observations

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “ilgs”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN