mēļš

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See also: mels and méls

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as melns (q.v.): Proto-Baltic *mel-n, from Proto-Indo-European *mel- ‎(dark, red color; dirty). Interestingly, the same stem gave rise to blue- and black-color terms in Baltic languages. Cognates include Lithuanian dialectal mė́las ‎(blue), Sudovian mełno ‎(black).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

mēļš (def. mēļais, comp. mēļāks, sup. vismēļākais; adv. mēļi)

  1. dark blue, blue with a tone of violet
    mēļš tērpsdark blue suit
    mēļas asteresdark blue asters (= aster flowers)
    mēļa krēsladark blue dusk
    villaines audums bijis krāsots tumši zilā, mēļā krāsā — wollen shawl fabric was died dark blue, violet-blue

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “melns” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7