virsus

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant of virsa (q.v.).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

virsus m (3rd declension)

  1. (rare, usually virsa) top, surface
    zemes virsū — on the surface of the earth
    izputēt (pazust, izzust) no zemes virsus (virsas) — to disappear from the face (lit. surface) of the earth
    nolādēt no zemes virsus (virsas) — to curse off the surface of the earth (= to curse very strongly)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The synonym virsa is usually preferred in all senses of virsus, except for the locative singular form virsū, often used as an adverb or particle (corresponding to the verbal prefix uz-).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “virsa” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7