dobjš

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A parallel form to dobs (q.v.) which became an independent word.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Adjective[edit]

dobjš (definite dobjais, comparative dobjāks, superlative visdobjākais, adverb dobji)

  1. (sounds) hollow (very low and with an echo)
    dobja balsshollow voice
    dobji pērkona grāvienihollow thunderclaps
    dobja lielgabalu dunoņahollow cannon shot

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In general, dobs is more concrete (“hollow cylinder”), while dobjš is more abstract or metaphorical (“hollow voice”).

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “dobjš”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7