daile

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Romanization[edit]

dailē

  1. Romanization of 𐌳𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌴

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A word coined from daiļš (beautiful) +‎ -e by A. Kronvalds in 1868, following the model of Lithuanian dailė (art). Kronvalds proposed a number of other derivations from daiļš, of which only daile was retained in the (poetic) literary language, not with his intended basic meaning, “art” (which is usually māksla), but rather “beauty.”[1]

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Noun[edit]

daile f (5th declension)

  1. (poetic) beauty
    dabas dailebeauty of nature, natural beauty
    spēks un daile — strength and beauty
    mūzikas daile — the beauty of music, musical beauty
    tikai pēc laiciņa viņš atklāja šo meitenes acu brīnumaino daili — only after a little while he discovered the wondrous beauty of that girl's eyes
  2. (poetic) (fine) art, artistic work
    dailes teātrisartistic theater
    ir krievu valodā un dailē gars, tur spēks un smalkums, plašums, kaislas liesmas — in the Russian language and art there is a spirit, there is strength and finesse, breadth, passion flames

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “daiļš” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7