See also: plass and pláss

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

plašs (def. plašais, comp. plašāks, sup. visplašākais; adv. plaši)

  1. wide, broad, spacious, large (occupying a large area)
    plašas telpas‎ ― large rooms
    plaša dzīvoklis‎ ― large apartment, flat
    plašs laukums, līdzenums‎ ― wide area, vast plains
    plaši lauki‎ ― vast fields
    aiziet plašajā pasaulē‎ ― to go into the wide world (= to leave one's native home)
    plašs rokraksts‎ ― wide handwriting
    uzbrukums plaša frontē‎ ― attack on a wide front
    durvis ir plaši vaļā‎ ― the 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 tīkls‎ ― wide, large bookstore network
    plašas lasītāju aprindas‎ ― wide circle of readers
    plašas zināšanas, intereses‎ ― wide knowledge, interests
    plašs vēsturisks apskats‎ ― wide historical overview
    plašas iespējas, perspektīvas‎ ― wide possibilities, perspectives
    plašas svinības‎ ― extensive celebration

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

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

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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