bālums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bāl (pale) +‎ -ums.

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Noun[edit]

bālums m (1st declension)

  1. (of people) pallor, paleness (the state of one who is pale)
    sejas bālums — face pallor, paleness
    ādas bālums — skin pallor, paleness
    pirmo izbaiļu bālums bija nozudis no vīriešu vaigiem — the first frightened pallor had disappeared from the men's cheeks
  2. paleness (the quality of that which is pale, dim, not bright; a faint, dim light)
    jau logos ausmas pirmais bālums svīst — already on the windows the first paleness (= dim, faint light) of dawn appears

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