dobs

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

dobs

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of dob

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *dobus, from Proto-Baltic *duob-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéwbus ‎(deep). In Latvian, former u-stem adjectives were assimilated into other classes; *dobus gave rise to both an o-stem and a yo-stem variant which later on became independent words, dobs and dobjš, with different semantic nuances (compare also, e.g., plats and plašs, or ass and ašs). Cognates include Lithuanian dubùs ‎(deep, hollow), Proto-Slavic *dup(ь)lo, *dup(ъ)lo ‎(hole, hollow) (Russian, Ukrainian дупло́ ‎(dupló), Belarusian дуплё ‎(dupljó), Bulgarian ду́плo ‎(dúplo), Polish dziupło ‎(cavity, pit), Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍀𐍃 ‎(diups, deep) (< *deupa), German tief, English deep.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Adjective[edit]

dobs (def. dobais, comp. dobāks, sup. visdobākais; adv. dobi)

  1. hollow (empty inside)
    dobs stiebrshollow trunk
    dobs cilindrshollow cylinder
    dobi ragihollow horns
    koks ar dobu vidu — tree with a hollow interior
    dobo ķieģeļu un bloku ražošana — production of hollow bricks and blocks

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Usage notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

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