selga

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

selga

  1. Partitive singular form of selg.
  2. Illative singular form of selg.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Livonian sälga (back; open sea); compare cognates in other Baltic-Finnic languages (Finnish selkä (back, open water), Estonian selg (back), dialectal sälg).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

selga f (4th declension)

  1. a deep place, far from the coast (of a sea, big lake, river, etc.); the deep sea; the open sea
    izbraukt selgā — to go to the deep, open sea; to leave the coast
    kuģis izbraucis selgā — the ship left the coast (into the open sea)
    vējš pūš no selgas — the wind is blowing from seaways, from the open sea

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. This word is first mentioned in 18th-century dictionaries.Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.