See also: sals, sāls, and säls

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an earlier sālijs, still dialectally attested, from the same stem as sāls(salt) (q.v.).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

sāļš (def. sāļais, comp. sāļāks, sup. vissāļākais; adv. sāļi)

  1. salty (having the taste typical of salt; containing salt, usually cooking salt)
    sāļš ēdiens‎ ― salty food
    sāļa garša‎ ― salty taste, flavor
    vēži ir sāļš, alus rūgts, tomēr garšo‎ ― crayfish is salty, (and) beer (is) bitter, yet they are tasty
    prieka un bēdu asaras ir vienādi saļas‎ ― tears of joy and sadness are equally salty
    aukstajā galdā vēl liek sāļos cepumus (siera cepumus vai sālsstandziņas)‎ ― at the cold (food) table (they) still put the salty biscuits (cheese biscuts or pretzels)
    sāļās kūkas pasniedz kafijas galdā‎ ― (they) are serving the salty cakes at the coffee table
  2. salty (having the smell or taste typical of, e.g., seawater)
    sāļa smarža, smaka‎ ― salty smell (e.g., of sea water)
    sāļa vēja smarža‎ ― salty smell of the wind
    četros pēcpusdienā kapteiņa vecākais palīgs Šika pieņēma sardzi; viņš izgāja uz spārna, ieelpoja sāļo gaisu‎ ― at 4 p.m. the captain's old helper Šika took the watch; he went on the wing (of the ship) (and) inhaled the salty air
  3. (colloquial, of words; syn. sālīts) impolite, rude
    mazais vīriņš Rasa pēc katra sāļā joka salēcās un sarauca savu tuklo seju daudzās sīkās krunkās‎ ― the little man Rasa after every salty (= rude) joke jumped and wrinkled his chubby face into many tiny wrinkles

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ReferencesEdit

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