šķīstums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From šķīsts (pure, virtuous, chaste) +‎ -ums.

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Noun[edit]

šķīstums f (4th declension)

  1. (religion) purity (the state of one who is without sin)
    Kad pirmajā ainā Dons Zuans pamanīja skumjo, melni tērpto sievietes stāvu, viņa iztēle radīja debesu šķīstuma un ideāla skaistuma tēlu — when in the first scene Dons Zuans (= Don Giovanni, Don Juan) noticed the sad female figure dressed in dark (clothes), his imagination created a character of heavenly purity and ideal beauty
  2. (moral) purity, virtuousness (the state of one who is morally pure, virtuous)

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