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From kluss ‎(quiet, silent) +‎ -ums.


klusums m (1st declension)

  1. silence, quiet (state in which there are no strong, no hearable sounds, noises)
    iestājās pilnīgs, absolūts klusums — a complete, an absolute silence fell
    nakts klusumā — in the silence of the night
    svinīgs, baigs klusums — solemn, grim silence
    slimniekam vajadzīgs miers un klusums — the patient needs peace and quiet
    kapa, nāves klusums — the silence of a tomb, of death (i.e., absolute silence)
    klusuma brīdis — moment of silence
    ievērot, pārtraukt klusumu — to observe, to disturb the silence
  2. (figuratively) silence, calm (a state in a process where there is little or no intense activity)
    frontē iestājās klusumssilence fell on the front
    klusums pirms vētras — the silence, calm before the storm (i.e., before terrible events)
  3. piece, quiet, calm (the quality of that which is silent, peaceful, calm)
    mājas klusums — home quiet, calm
    meža klusums — forest quiet, silence
    vakara klusums — evening calm, quiet
    nomales klusums — suburban calm, quiet