virsa

See also: virsā

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A variant of the (now rarer) term virsus, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *wiršus, Proto-Indo-European *wr̥su-, from *wer- ‎(elevated place) with an extra suffix -s. Cognates include Lithuanian viršùs, Proto-Slavic *vьrxъ (Old Church Slavonic врьхъ ‎(vrĭxŭ), Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian верx ‎(verx), Bulgarian връx ‎(vrǎx), Czech vrch, Polish wierzch), Old English wearr ‎(hardened blister, wart), dialectal German Werre ‎(eye inflammation, stye), Old Irish ferr ‎(better), Sanskrit वर्ष्मन् ‎(varṣmán, height, highest part, peak, top, end), Latin verrūca ‎(wart).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

virsa f (4th declension)

  1. top (the upper part, of an object, body, etc.)
    galda virsa — table top
    siena krāvuma virsatop of a hay stack
    cepure ar platu virsu — hat with a wide top
  2. surface
    ūdens virsas temperatūra — water surface temperature
    apavu virsasurface of a shoe
    pulksteņa virsa atmirdzēja kā zelts — the surface of the clock was shining like gold

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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