īsums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From īss(short) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

īsums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) shortness (the quality of that which is short)
    malkas šķilu īsums‎ ― the shortness of a woodchip
    pasakas īsums‎ ― the shortness, conciseness of the story
    ziemas dienu īsums‎ ― the shortness of winter days
    sarunas īsums‎ ― the shortness, conciseness of the conversation
    mūža īsums‎ ― the shortness of life
    patskaņa īsums‎ ― vowel shortness (i.e., the quality of a short vowel)
  2. (locative singular, used adverbially) in short, briefly
    viņš īsumā pastāstīja savus piedzīvojumus‎ ― he briefly (lit. in shortness) told his experiences

Declension[edit]