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EtymologyEdit

From karsts (hot) +‎ -ums.

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NounEdit

karstums m (1st declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) heat (high temperature; the feeling that it generates)
    sajust ugunskura karstumuto feel the heat of the fire
    tropiskais karstumstropical heat
    karstums pieņemas, mazināsthe heat is increasing, decreasing
    pirtī liels karstumsit is very hot (lit. there is big heat) in the sauna
    spējš karstums izskrēja caur dzīslāmstrong heat ran through (his) veins
  2. (usually in the singular) heat, hot (a place where there is heat)
    sēdēt karstumā pie krāsnsto sit in the heat by the oven
  3. (usually in the singular) heat, strong feelings, temper, passion
    jaunības karstumsthe heat, passion of youth
    mīlas karstumāin the heat of love
    diskusiju karstumāin the heat of the discussion
  4. (usually in the singular) intensity of action
    pašā darba karstumā mašīnai atgadās ķibelein 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 karstumithe boy had the heats (= fever)
    gulēt karstumosto sleep in the heats (= with a fever)

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