dobs

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

dobs

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of dob

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *dobus, from Proto-Baltic *duob-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéwbus (deep). In Latvian, former u-stem adjectives were assimilated into other classes; *dobus gave rise to both an o-stem and a yo-stem variant which later on became independent words, dobs and dobjš, with different semantic nuances (compare also, e.g., plats and plašs, or ass and ašs). Cognates include Lithuanian dubùs (deep, hollow), Proto-Slavic *dup(ь)lo, *dup(ъ)lo (hole, hollow) (Russian, Ukrainian дупло (dupló), Belarusian дуплё (dupljó), Bulgarian дуплo (dúplo), Polish dziupło (cavity, pit), Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍀𐍃 (diups, deep) (< *deupa), German tief, English deep.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

dobs (def. dobais, comp. dobāks, sup. visdobākais; adv. dobi)

  1. hollow (empty inside)
    dobs stiebrshollow trunk
    dobs cilindrshollow cylinder
    dobi ragihollow horns
    koks ar dobu vidu — tree with a hollow interior
    dobo ķieģeļu un bloku ražošana — production of hollow bricks and blocks

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Usage notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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