dzīle

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dziļš (deep) +‎ -e, with irregular lengthening (i > ī). Cognates include Lithuanian gylė̃.[1]

Noun[edit]

dzīle f (5th declension)

  1. depth (deep place; syn. dziļums, dzelme)
    zemes, okeāna dzīlesthe depths of the earth, of the ocean
    upes dzīlēin the depth(s) of the river
  2. depth, deep layer, interior
    Mēness dzīles ir karstasthe deeper layer of the moon is hot
  3. depths (height, large distance, in the atmosphere, in space)
    pret zilajām debesu dzīlēmagainst the blue depths of the sky

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References[edit]

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