apvidus

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ap- +‎ vidus (middle). In the literary language, it has practially replaced vidus in the sense of “area,” “region,” “neighborhood.”[1]

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Noun[edit]

apvidus m (3rd declension)

  1. area, region, terrain (an area, usually small, characterized by some specific feature)
    kalnains apvidus — mountainous terrain
    plašs apvidus — wide area
    neapdzīvots apvidus — uninhabited area
    medību apvidus — hunting area
    dzīvot skaistā apvidū — to live in a beautiful area
  2. district, locality (an administrative territorial division)
    nacionālais apvidus — national area
  3. (of the body or one of its organs) region, area
    sāpes sirds apvidū — pain in the heart area
    lēkmju laikā slimnieks jūt neciešamas sāpes mugurā nieru apvidū — during the attacks, the patient feels unbearable back pain in the knee area

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References[edit]

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