saltums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From salts (cold) +‎ -ums.

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saltums m (1st declension)

  1. low temperature, cold
    rudens saltums — autumn cold
    saltums līda pie kauliem — the cold came to his bones
    es aizslēdzu durvis, lai saltums nenāk — I closed the door, so that the cold wouldn't come (in)
  2. cold (feelings caused by low temperatures)
    savāds saltums pēkšņi apņēma viņa plecus un rokas — a strange cold suddenly encirocled his arms and shoulders
  3. cold, coldness (dry, unresponsive, unfriendly attitude)
    “ej mājās, Nora”, viņš klusi teica, un viņa balsī bija tāds saltums, ka Nora nodrebēja — “go home, Nora,” he said quietly, and in his voice there was such coldness that Nora shuddered

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