dobjš

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A parallel form to dobs (q.v.) which became an independent word.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

dobjš (def. dobjais, comp. dobjāks, sup. visdobjākais; adv. dobji)

  1. (sounds) hollow (very low and with an echo)
    dobja balsshollow voice
    dobji pērkona grāvienihollow thunderclaps
    dobja lielgabalu dunoņahollow cannon shot

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In general, dobs is more concrete (“hollow cylinder”), while dobjš is more abstract or metaphorical (“hollow voice”).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

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