drosme

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See also: Drôme and drosmē

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dross (brave, sure, safe) +‎ -me (dross being a dialectal variant of drošs (brave, sure, safe)).[1]

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drosme f (5th declension)

  1. courage, bravery (character quality expressed in fearlessness in the presence of danger; the behavior it motivates)
    parādīt drosmito show courage
    zaudēt drosmito lose courage
    drosme atzīt savas kļūdasthe courage to admit one's mistakes
    drosmes pretstats bailesthe opposite of courage (is) fear

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