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]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

apvidus m (3rd declension)

  1. area, region, terrain (an area, usually small, characterized by some specific feature)
    kalnains apvidusmountainous terrain
    plašs apviduswide area
    neapdzīvots apvidusuninhabited area
    medību apvidushunting area
    dzīvot skaistā apvidūto live in a beautiful area
  2. district, locality (an administrative territorial division)
    nacionālais apvidusnational area
  3. (of the body or one of its organs) region, area
    sāpes sirds apvidūpain in the heart area
    lēkmju laikā slimnieks jūt neciešamas sāpes mugurā nieru apvidūduring the attacks, the patient feels unbearable back pain in the knee area

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References[edit]

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