lietus

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Lietus
Lietus

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as Latvian liet (to pour) and līt (to flow, to stream, to rain) (q.v.), made into a masculine third declension noun (ending -us). Cognates include Lithuanian lietùs, lytùs.[1]

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Noun[edit]

lietus m (3rd declension)

  1. rain, shower; rainwater
    pavasara lietus — spring rain, shower
    garie rudens lietus — long autumn rain
    spēcīgs lietus — heavy rain
    īslaicīgs lietus — short-term rain
    lietus bungo pa jumtu — the rain is drumming on the roof
    lietus līst — it (lit. rain) is raining
    lietus līņā, smidzina — it (lit. rain) is drizzling
    lietus ūdensrainwater
    lietus lāsesraindrops
    lietus pil no jumta — the rain(water) is dripping from the roof
    lietus mākoņirain clouds
    lietus mētelis, lietusmētelisrain coat
    caur pelēcīgo lietus plīvuru parādās kravas automobilis — through the grayish veil of rain a truck (lit. cargo automobile) appeared
    viņi bija lietū ieecējuši auzas — they had began to harrow the oats in the rain (= while it was raining)
  2. (in the plural) rains, rainy period
    pēc lielajiem lietiem sākās labības pļauja — after the big rains began the cereal harvest
  3. (figuratively) rain (a rain-like group of small moving objects; a large number of similar things)
    zvaigžņu lietus — star rain (= meteor shower)
    dzirksteļu lietus — spark rain (= many sparks)
    ložu lietus — bullet rain (e.g., from a machine gun)
    priedēs iespurdz vējš, un uz ceļa nolīst ziedputekšņu lietus — the wind began to flutter in the pine trees, and a rain of pollen fell (lit. rained) on the road

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References[edit]

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

Lithuanian[edit]

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Pronunciation 1[edit]

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lietùs m (plural líetūs) stress pattern 3

  1. rain
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líetus m pl

  1. accusative plural form of lietus.