Open main menu

Wiktionary β

See also: plass and pláss

Contents

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A parallel form of plats (broad, wide) (q.v.) which became an independent word.[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

plašs (definite plašais, comparative plašāks, superlative visplašākais, adverb plaši)

  1. wide, broad, spacious, large (occupying a large area)
    plašas telpaslarge rooms
    plaša dzīvoklislarge apartment, flat
    plašs laukums, līdzenumswide area, vast plains
    plaši laukivast fields
    aiziet plašajā pasaulēto go into the wide world (= to leave one's native home)
    plašs rokrakstswide handwriting
    uzbrukums plaša frontēattack on a wide front
    durvis ir plaši vaļāthe door is wide open
  2. wide, broad, extensive (having connections with many things or people; meaning a lot; having a wide range or extension)
    plašs grāmatnīcu tīklswide, large bookstore network
    plašas lasītāju aprindaswide circle of readers
    plašas zināšanas, intereseswide knowledge, interests
    plašs vēsturisks apskatswide historical overview
    plašas iespējas, perspektīvaswide possibilities, perspectives
    plašas svinībasextensive celebration

Usage notesEdit

In general, plats is used to mean “wide, broad” in a more literal sense, while plašs has more metaphorical senses.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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