krēslains

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From krēsla (twilight, dusk) +‎ -ains.

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krēslains (def. krēslainais, comp. krēslaināks, sup. viskrēslainākais; adv. krēslaini)

  1. crepuscular, dusky (typical of dusk, twilight; at dusk time)
    krēslainās augusta novakarēs rūgti smaržoja brūngani apīņu ķekari — in the dusky late August evenings brownish hop bunches smelled bitterly
    un tad mēs abas strādājām klusēdamas līdz krēslainai pavakarei — and then we both worked in silence till dusky late evening
    krēslainā vasaras naktī iznira melns ēku puduris — in the crepuscular summer night there emerged a dark group of buildings
  2. (of places, rooms) poorly lit, poorly illuminated, dark
    krēslains pagalms, pagrabspoorly lit courtyard, basement
    krēslainas ielaspoorly lit, dark streets
    apmākušās, krēslainas debesis — cloudy, dark sky
    uz galda dega ar avīzi aizklāta petrolejas lampa, mezdama istabas krēslainajos kaktos garas, mīkstas ēnas — on the table, a lamp covered with newspapers burned, casting long, soft shadows on the room's dark corners
    pa logu varēja redzēt, ka lauka spīd saule, bet direktora kabinets, pavērsts pret vakaru pusi, likās krēslains un drēgns — by the window one could see that the sun was shining outside, but the director's office, turned to the night side (= west), seemed dark and cold, humid
  3. (of lights, illumination) weak, faint, dim
    priekšnamā bija krēslaina zilgana gaisma — in the hall there was a faint blue light
    mākoņi pēkšņi pavērās, kļuva krēslains, un visu piepildīja lielas, lēnas pārslas — the clouds suddenly opened slightly, it became faint (= there was a little light), and big, slow (snow)flakes filled everything

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