baltums

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Latvian[edit]

Olas baltums (2)
Svina baltums (2)

Etymology[edit]

From balts (white) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

baltums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) white, whiteness (the quality of that which is white)
    krīta baltumschalk whiteness, the whiteness of chalk
    sniega baltumssnow whiteness, the whiteness of snow
    mākoņu baltums mirdzēja kā sniegsthe cloud white(ness) shone like snow
  2. white (white paint; the white part of an object)
    cinka, svina baltumszinc, lead white (paint)
    olas baltumsthe white of the egg
    acs baltumsthe white of the eye (i.e., the sclera)

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