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EtymologyEdit

From leja (lower part) +‎ -up.

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lejup

  1. down, downward
    skatīties lejupto look down
    putns laižas lejupthe bird flies down
    smidzināja lietus, un sīkas ūdens straumītes tecēja pa rūtīm lejup
    viņi iet lejup uz upi pa mazu ieliņuthey went down by a small street to the river
  2. (of rivers) down, downstream (toward the mouth, the estuary)
    laiva slīdēja pa straumi lēni lejupthe boat glided slowly down the stream
    nekāda veida zvejošana Daugavā nebūs atļauta astoņus kilometrus lejup no spēkstacijas ēkasno kind of fishing in the Daugava (River) will be allowed eight kilometers downstream from the power plant building
  3. (of objects in the sky) down, downward (toward the horizon)
    saule neapturami slīdēja lejup un nelokāmi bija nolēmusi iet gulētthe sun slid unstoppably down and firmly decided to go to sleep
  4. (figuratively) down, downward (becoming worse, regressing, being worth less)
    es esmu pret karu, kas dzīvi rauj lejupI am against war, which pulls life down

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