spilgtums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spilgts (bright) +‎ -ums.

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Noun[edit]

spilgtums m (1st declension)

  1. (physics, of lights, light sources) brightness (the subjective perception of the intensity per unit of area of a source of light)
    gaismas spilgtumsbrightness of the light
    spuldzes spilgtums — the brightness of a light bulb
    spilgtuma kanāls krāsu televizoram sastāv no trim lampu kaskādēm... — the brightness channel in color TV consists of three lamp cascades...
  2. (of other objects) brightness, shininess, shine, luster
    krāsas spilgtums — the brightness of the colors
    vecākiem jāiemāca bērniem nekad neēst nepazīstamus augļus, lai arī tie ar savu spilgtumu un sulīgumu ir ļoti kārdinoši — parents must teach (their) children never to eat unknown fruits, even if they are very tempting with their shininess and juiciness
  3. clarity, sharpness
    jau pusgadsimts mani šķir no tā laika, taču acu priekšā ar vienreizīgu spilgtumu es redzu visus toreizējos notikumus — already half a century separates me from that time, but I see all events of that time in front of my eyes with full clarity
  4. brilliance, magnificence
    tomēr gribētos sagaidīt arī svētku izjūtas, teatrāla spilgtuma atgriešanos mūsu teātrī — however, I would like to expect festive feelings, the return of theatrical brilliance in our theater
    personības spilgtuma ziņā Roze krietni pārsniedz tos cilvēkus, ko viņa sastop — with respect to brilliance of personality, Roze is well above those people whom she meets

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