dzīle

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dziļš (deep) +‎ -e, with irregular lengthening (i > ī). Cognates include Lithuanian gylė̃.[1]

Noun[edit]

dzīle f (5th declension)

  1. depth (deep place; syn. dziļums, dzelme)
    zemes, okeāna dzīles — the depths of the earth, of the ocean
    upes dzīlē — in the depth(s) of the river
  2. depth, deep layer, interior
    Mēness dzīles ir karstas — the deeper layer of the moon is hot
  3. depths (height, large distance, in the atmosphere, in space)
    pret zilajām debesu dzīlēm — against the blue depths of the sky

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References[edit]

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