virsa

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant of the (now rarer) term virsus, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *wiršus, Proto-Indo-European *wr̥su-, from *wer- (elevated place) with an extra suffix -s. Cognates include Lithuanian viršùs, Proto-Slavic *vьrxъ (Old Church Slavonic врьхъ (vrĭxŭ), Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian верx (verx), Bulgarian връx (vrǎx), Czech vrch, Polish wierzch), Old English wearr (hardened blister, wart), dialectal German Werre (eye inflammation, stye), Old Irish ferr (better), Sanskrit वर्ष्मन् (varṣman, height, highest part, peak, top, end), Latin verrūca (wart).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

virsa f (4th declension)

  1. top (the upper part, of an object, body, etc.)
    galda virsa — table top
    siena krāvuma virsatop of a hay stack
    cepure ar platu virsu — hat with a wide top
  2. surface
    ūdens virsas temperatūra — water surface temperature
    apavu virsasurface of a shoe
    pulksteņa virsa atmirdzēja kā zelts — the surface of the clock was shining like gold

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “virsa” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.