caurspīdīgs

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From caur (through) +‎ spīdīgs (shining, shiny) (with spīdīgs from spīde (shine) +‎ -īgs).

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caurspīdīgs (def. caurspīdīgais, comp. caurspīdīgāks, sup. viscaurspīdīgākais; adv. caurspīdīgi)

  1. transparent, see-through (such that light passes through it relatively undisturbed; such that one can see through it)
    caurspīdīgs šķidrums‎ ― transparent liquid
    caurspīdīgs papīrs‎ ― transparent paper
    caurspīdīgs audums‎ ― transparent, see-through fabric
    caurspīdīgs stikls‎ ― transparent glass
    caurspīdīgi aizkari‎ ― transparent, see-through curtains
    caurspīdīgs auglis‎ ― transparent fruit (i.e., very clear and juicy)
    ūdens bija tik caurspīdīgs, ka visdziļākajā vietā skaidri varēja redzēt dibenu‎ ― the water was so transparent that in the deepest places one could clearly see the bottom
    maizes šķēli klāja meuds kārta, tik caurspīdīga, ka saredzamas pat maizes šūnas‎ ― a layer of honey covered the bread slices, so transparent that the bread pores were visible
  2. (figuratively, of skin, face, hands) very pale
    caurspīdīga āda‎ ― transparent skin
    Ilga bija tumšmate, saulē nodegušu, apaļu seju, bet Līvija... iegarenu, caurspīdīgi bālu seju kā alabastrs‎ ― Ilga was a brunette, with a round, sunburnt face, but Livija... (had) an elongated, transparently pale skin like alabaster

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