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See also: Luz, luź, and Lūž

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Hebrew 'לוז'

NounEdit

luz

 
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  1. A small bone in the human spinal column, believed in Muslim and Jewish traditions to be the indestructible bone from which the body will be rebuilt at the time of resurrection.

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lux.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

luz f (plural luces)

  1. light

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

luz

  1. rafsi of kluza.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese luz, from Latin lux, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

luz f (plural luzes)

  1. light (medium within which vision is possible)
    • 1915, Alberto Caeiro (Fernando Pessoa), “É noite”:
      É noite. A noite é muito escura. Numa casa a uma grande distancia. Brilha a luz d'uma janella.
      It's night. The night is very dark. In a house a great distance away. The light from a window shines.
  2. light; light source (object that emits light)
  3. (figuratively) light; enlightenment (knowledge about things as they really are)
  4. (colloquial) electricity

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:luz.

Derived termsEdit


SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lux, lucis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

luz f (plural luces)

  1. light
  2. (anatomy) lumen
  3. (figuratively, usually in the plural) brightness, intelligence
    Vas a llegar con menos luces.
    You're going to get there with less intellect.
  4. (figuratively) focus, point of view, understanding
    Debes verlo bajo una nueva luz.
    You must see it from a new point of view.
  5. (electricity) electric power
    Se fue la luz.
    There is a blackout.

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ReferencesEdit

luz” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.