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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From karsts(hot) +‎ -ums.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

karstums m (1st declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) heat (high temperature; the feeling that it generates)
    sajust ugunskura karstumu‎ ― to feel the heat of the fire
    tropiskais karstums‎ ― tropical heat
    karstums pieņemas, mazinās‎ ― the heat is increasing, decreasing
    pirtī liels karstums‎ ― it is very hot (lit. there is big heat) in the sauna
    spējš karstums izskrēja caur dzīslām‎ ― strong heat ran through (his) veins
  2. (usually in the singular) heat, hot (a place where there is heat)
    sēdēt karstumā pie krāsns‎ ― to sit in the heat by the oven
  3. (usually in the singular) heat, strong feelings, temper, passion
    jaunības karstums‎ ― the heat, passion of youth
    mīlas karstumā‎ ― in the heat of love
    diskusiju karstumā‎ ― in the heat of the discussion
  4. (usually in the singular) intensity of action
    pašā darba karstumā mašīnai atgadās ķibele‎ ― in the heat of work (i.e., during intense work) the machine had a problem
  5. (usually in the plural) high body temperature, fever
    zēnam bija karstumi‎ ― the boy had the heats (= fever)
    gulēt karstumos‎ ― to sleep in the heats (= with a fever)

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