pǟva

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *päivä, from Proto-Uralic *päjwä.

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Noun[edit]

pǟva

  1. day (period of the day between sunrise and sunset when one enjoys daylight)
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      pǟva lebbõ
      throughout the day; whole day
      pǟvast päuvõ
      day to day
      sieldõ neiku pǟva
      as clear as day
      sieldõ pǟva āigal
      in broad daylight (lit. "in bright day time")
      pǟviņ
      by day; days instructive case form indicating the manner of doing something
      īds knaššõs pǟvas
      one fine day
      mustād pǟvad pierāst
      for a rainy day (lit. "for black days")
      jõvḑi päuvḑi nǟdõ
      to see good days
      nūorši päuvši
      in young days; in youth
      vaņši päuvši
      in old age (lit. "in old days")
      täm pǟvad at lugdõd
      his days are numbered (lit. "counted"); he is living on borrowed time
  2. sun
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      pǟva kārgõb
      sun is rising
      pǟva lǟb lūojõ
      sun is setting
      pǟva pāistab, vīmõ sadāb, siz mirīņõd daņtšõbõd
      sun is shining, rain is raining, [they say that] then the dead are dancing
      jegā ažā tulāb pǟva käddõ
      everything comes to light (lit. "comes in the grasp of sun")

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