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EtymologyEdit

From mukls (swampy, boggy, marshy, miry) +‎ -ājs.[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

muklājs m (1st declension)

  1. swampy, boggy place, mire
    muklāju purvsboggy swamp
    neizbrienams muklājsunsurmontable bog
    grimt muklājāto sink in the bog, mud
    kājas brīžiem sagrima muklājā, kas rāva nost zābakushis feet sank for a moment in the bog/mud, which managed to take off his boots
  2. (figuratively) swamp (hard, difficult circumstances)
    dzīves muklājslife swamp (= difficult life circumstances)

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ReferencesEdit

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