baltums

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Latvian[edit]

Olas baltums (2)
Svina baltums (2)

Etymology[edit]

From balts (white) +‎ -ums.

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Noun[edit]

baltums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) white, whiteness (the quality of that which is white)
    krīta baltums — chalk whiteness, the whiteness of chalk
    sniega baltums — snow whiteness, the whiteness of snow
    mākoņu baltums mirdzēja kā sniegs — the cloud white(ness) shone like snow
  2. white (white paint; the white part of an object)
    cinka, svina baltums — zinc, lead white (paint)
    olas baltums — the white of the egg
    acs baltums — the white of the eye (i.e., the sclera)

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