debesis

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

debesis f

  1. nominative plural form of debess
  2. vocative plural form of debess
  3. accusative plural form of debess

Lithuanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognates include Latvian debess[1] (“sky”), Polish niebo (sky, heaven)[1] and Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos, cloud, mass of clouds)[1].

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Noun[edit]

debesìs m (plural dẽbesys) stress pattern 3b

  1. cloud
  2. (figuratively) flock
    paukščių debesis[2] - a flock of birds


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 347-348.
  2. 2.0 2.1 “debesis” in Juozas Balčikonis [et al.] (1954), Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas. Vilnius: Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla.