See also: pavēlē




From pa- +‎ vēle (will, wish). The original meaning was “permission; wish;” apparently, this word was influenced by the similar-sounding German Befehl (order, command), and changed its meaning accordingly.[1]


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pavēle f (5th declension)

  1. order, command (formal, binding oral or written instruction to carry out an activity)
    direktora pavēle‎ ― the director's order
    tiesas pavēle‎ ― court order
    dot pavēli‎ ― to give an order
    noklausīties, izlasīt pavēli‎ ― to listen to, to read an order
    izpildīt pavēli‎ ― to execute an order
    pēc dažām stundām skaļruņos atskanēja pavēle nepiederošām personām atstāt kuģa klāju‎ ― after a few hours the command for non-authorized people to leave the ship boomed in the loudspeakers
    pienāca štāba pavēle: Sala jāaizstāv līdz pēdējam vīram‎ ― then came the order from the headquarters: Sala must be defended to the last man
  2. (linguistics, grammar) imperative (mood)
    pavēles izteiksme‎ ― imperative mood (lit. command mood)


Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “vēlēt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7