spalgums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spalgs (shrill, sharp, piercing) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

spalgums m (1st declension)

  1. (of sounds) shrillness, reediness (the quality of that which is shrill, reedy, sharp, piercing, high-pitched)
    zvana spalgums — the shrillness of the (door)bell
    balss spalgums — the shrillness of the voice
  2. (of pain) acuteness, sharpness
    karsta sāpe izplūda audos... augot spalgumā', skaudrumā, asumā — a hot pain flooded into (his) tissues... growing in acuteness and sharpness
  3. (of weather) piercing cold
    sals neatvilga, bet vēl pieņēmās spalgumā — the frost did not weaken, its piercing cold increased (instead)

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