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 cietība — mineral, metal hardness
    grunts cietībahardness of the ground
    vidējas cietības bronza — bronze of medium hardness
  2. (physics, of water) hardness (the quality of containing calcium or magnesium salts)
    ūdens cietība — water hardness
  3. (of character, will) hardness, firmness inalterability
    viņa bārdas apaugušais ģīmis izrādīja cietību, gudrību un augstprātību — his beard-overgrown face showed firmness, wisdom, and arrogance

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