karalauks

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From kara (war[gen.) +‎ lauks (field).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

karalauks m (1st declension)

  1. (military) battleground, battlefield; front (territory in which armed forces carry out strategic military operations; territory in which military activities — e.g., a battle — are carried out)
    doties uz karalauku — to go to the battlefield
    pārnākt no karalauka' — to return from the battlefield
    aiz uzkalniem pa kreisi iedunējas daži artilērijas šāvieni... Marta ilgi skatījās uz to pusi, no kuras atlidoja šie trokšņi: karalauka elpas vilcieni — behind the hills on the left a few artillery shots were fired... Marta looked for a long time at the side from which these noises were coming: the breathing of the battlefield

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