krēslot

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the noun krēsla (twilight, dusk), made into a second-conjugation intransitive verb (ending -ot).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

krēslot intr., 3rd conj., only 3rd personpres. krēslo, past krēsloja

  1. to become, to be getting dark, to grow dusk
    jau sāk krēslotit is getting dark, night is drawing on
    vakars pamazam krēslothe evening is slowly turning into dusk
    ir jau vēls, krēsloit is late, it is getting dark
    krēsloja vasaras nogales vēlīns vakarsthe belated late summer evening was turning into dusk
    mājās brauca vēlu, kad jau stipri krēsloja, bet noguruši nejutāsthey went home late, when it was getting really dark, but they did not feel tired

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Usage notes[edit]

Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca indicates krēsla (twilight) as having level intonation. Pronunciation with broken intonation can be encountered despite the fact that this eliminates the possibility to differentiate it from krēsls (chair) (which LEV in fact indicates as having a level intonation as well although in practice it is most commonly pronounced with a broken tone.)

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References[edit]

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