cietība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ciets (hard, solid) +‎ -ība.

Noun[edit]

cietība f (4th declension)

  1. (physics) hardness, solidity (the ability to resist external mechanical influences)
    minerālu, metālu cietībamineral, metal hardness
    grunts cietībahardness of the ground
    vidējas cietības bronzabronze of medium hardness
  2. (physics, of water) hardness (the quality of containing calcium or magnesium salts)
    ūdens cietībawater hardness
  3. (of character, will) hardness, firmness inalterability
    viņa bārdas apaugušais ģīmis izrādīja cietību, gudrību un augstprātībuhis beard-overgrown face showed firmness, wisdom, and arrogance

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