sarkanums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sarkans (red) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

sarkanums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) red, redness (the quality of that which is red)
    rieta debesu sarkanums — sunset sky redness
    karoga spilgtais sarkanums — the flag's vivid redness
  2. redness, red spot, red area (e.g., on the skin)
    uz miesas redzams sarkanums — visible redness on the skin
    ādā reakcija var parādīties kā tikko manāms sarkanums un satūkums — the reaction on the skin may appear as a barely noticeable redness and swelling
    nomaskēt nevēlamu krāsu uz sejas (zilumi, sarkanumi un tumši loki zem acīm) — to mask, hide an undesirable color on the face (bruises, red spots or dark circles under the eyes)

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