bālums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bāl (pale) +‎ -ums.

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Noun[edit]

bālums m (1st declension)

  1. (of people) pallor, paleness (the state of one who is pale)
    sejas bālumsface pallor, paleness
    ādas bālumsskin pallor, paleness
    pirmo izbaiļu bālums bija nozudis no vīriešu vaigiemthe first frightened pallor had disappeared from the men's cheeks
  2. paleness (the quality of that which is pale, dim, not bright; a faint, dim light)
    jau logos ausmas pirmais bālums svīstalready on the windows the first paleness (= dim, faint light) of dawn appears

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