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 izteiksmeimperative mood (lit. command mood)


Derived termsEdit


  1. ^ “vēlēt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
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