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From the same stem as the noun krēsla (twilight, dusk), made into a second-conjugation intransitive verb (ending -ot).[1]


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krēslot intr., 3rd conj., only 3rd personpres. krēslo, past krēsloja

  1. to become, to be getting dark, to grow dusk
    jau sāk krēslot — it is getting dark, night is drawing on
    vakars pamazam krēslo — the evening is slowly turning into dusk
    ir jau vēls, krēslo — it is late, it is getting dark
    krēsloja vasaras nogales vēlīns vakars — the belated late summer evening was turning into dusk
    mājās brauca vēlu, kad jau stipri krēsloja, bet noguruši nejutās — they went home late, when it was getting really dark, but they did not feel tired


Usage notes[edit]

Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca indicates krēsla (twilight) as having level intonation. Pronunciation with broken intonation can be encountered despite the fact that this eliminates the possibility to differentiate it from krēsls (chair) (which LEV in fact indicates as having a level intonation as well although in practice it is most commonly pronounced with a broken tone.)

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