valgans

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From valgs (humid, moist, damp) +‎ -gans.

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valgans (def. valganais, comp. valganāks, sup. visvalganākais; adv. valgani)

  1. humid, moist, damp (having absorbed or containing moisture or vapor, being covered by moisture)
    valgana zemehumid, moist earth
    valgans mālshumid, moist clay
    valgans vējšhumid, moist wind
    dzestrs un valgans gaiss — cool and humid air
    tēvs veda telīti saitē... gar jūrmalu, gar pašu ūdeni pa valgano smilti — father led the calf by a leash... along the seaside, along the water, on the humid sand
    ragavu dzelzs slīdēja pa mīksto, valgano sniegu — the iron of the sledge slid over the soft, humid snow

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