luz

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See also: Luz, luź, and Lūž

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew 'לוז'

Noun[edit]

luz

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  1. A small bone in the human spinal column, believed in Muslim and Jewish traditions to be the indestructible bone from which the body will be rebuilt at the time of resurrection.

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

luz f

  1. light

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese luz, from Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈluθ], (western) [ˈlus]

Noun[edit]

luz f (plural luces)

  1. light
  2. daylight

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References[edit]

  • luz” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • luz” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • luz” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • luz” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • luz” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright).

Noun[edit]

luz f

  1. light (medium within which vision is possible)

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German los, from Old High German lōs, from Proto-Germanic *lausaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

luz m inan (diminutive luzik)

  1. A spacious place.
  2. (colloquial) free time, leisure
  3. (colloquial) ease (freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship)
    Synonym: swoboda
  4. (colloquial) margin (in machine learning: distance from the data point to a decision boundary)
    Synonym: marża
  5. (colloquial, automotive) idle (running a vehicle's engine when the vehicle is not in motion)
    Synonym: bieg jałowy

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Further reading[edit]

  • luz in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • luz in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese luz, from Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright). Compare the borrowed doublet lux.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

luz f (plural luzes)

  1. light (medium within which vision is possible)
    • 1915, Alberto Caeiro (Fernando Pessoa), “É noite”:
      É noite. A noite é muito escura. Numa casa a uma grande distancia. Brilha a luz d'uma janella.
      It's night. The night is very dark. In a house a great distance away. The light from a window shines.
  2. light; light source (object that emits light)
  3. (figuratively) light; enlightenment (knowledge about things as they really are)
  4. (colloquial) electricity

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:luz.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish luz, from Latin lūcem, accusative of lūx, from Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (white; light; bright). Compare the borrowed doublet lux.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈluθ/, [ˈluθ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈlus/, [ˈlus]

Noun[edit]

luz f (plural luces)

  1. light
  2. (anatomy) lumen
  3. (figuratively, usually in the plural) brightness, intelligence
    Vas a llegar con menos luces.
    You're going to get there with less intellect.
  4. (figuratively) focus, point of view, understanding
    Debes verlo bajo una nueva luz.
    You must see it from a new point of view.
  5. (electricity) electric power
    Se fue la luz.
    There is a blackout.
    (literally, “Light (power) went or is gone.”)

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