aizdusa

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aiz- +‎ dusa (sleep), where the historical meaning of dusa as “breathing” is still visible.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aizdusa f (4th declension)

  1. shortness of breath, dyspnea (difficult breathing)
    aizdusas lēkmean attack of shortness of breath, of dyspnea
    slimot ar aizdusuto be sick with dyspnea
    viņš jau ilgi cieš no aizdusashe has long suffered from shortness of breath
    Miķelsona kungs cīnījās pēc elpas... aizdusa viņam kā lietuvēns gūlās uz krūtīm; galva noslīga lejupMr Michelson fought for air... the shortness of breath like a little devil lay down on (his) chest; (his) head sank down

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References[edit]

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