elpa

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Latvian[edit]

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elpa f (4th declension)

  1. breath, breathing (the air that is breathed in or out, or the act of breathing itself)
    aizturēt elputo hold one's breath
    atgūt elputo recover one's breath
    vilkt, ievilkt, atvilkt elputo draw breath
    redzēt elputo see one's breath (when it is cold)
    elpas trukumsshortness of breath
    būt bez elpasto be out of breath, breathless
  2. slow, subtle air movement or puff of air, especially one that transmits smells or aromas
    rožu, ziedu elpathe breath (= aroma) of flowers, roses
    zemes, tīrumu, ūdeņu elpaland, field, water breath (= air, smell)
    gaisā jūtama pavasara elpaone could feel the breath (= aroma) of spring in the air
  3. that which subtly characterises; atmosphere, ambiance, spirit
    laikmeta elpathe atmosphere, spirit of an era

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