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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From negluds (rough, unpolished) +‎ -ums (with negluds from ne- +‎ gluds (smooth)).

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negludums m (1st declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) roughness (the quality of that which is rough, not smooth)
    ceļa negludumsthe roughness of the road
    finiera plāksnes negludums — the roughness of the veneer plate
  2. rough, unpolished spot, imperfection (on something; metaphorically, also in a written text, in language, style, etc.)
    dēļa negludumithe rough spots of the board
    zem riteņiem tieši pagadījās negludums, mašīna palēcās un arī pasažierus pameta uz augšuright under the wheels there happened to be a rough spot, the car jumped and threw the passengers up
    viņš man parāda vairākus trūkumus manuskriptā, paskaidro sintakses negludumus' he showed me more defects in the manuscript, he explained the rough spots, mistakes of syntax
  3. (usually plural; of life, work, etc.) difficulties, hardships, problems, failures
    sadzīves negludumithe difficulties of living together

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