dzelme

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as dziļš (deep) (q.v.), with an extra -m. Cognates include Lithuanian gelmė̃.[1]

Noun[edit]

dzelme f (5th declension)

  1. depth (a deep place, deeper than its surroundings, in a river, lake, sea, etc.; syn. dzīle, dziļums)
    upes dzelmea river's deep place
    iekrist, noslīkt dzelmēto fall, to drown in a deep place
  2. (figuratively) depth
    debesu dzelmethe depth of the sky
    jūtu dzelmethe depth of feelings
    dvēseles dzelmethe depth of the soul

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References[edit]

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