miklums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mikls (humid, moist) +‎ -ums.

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Noun[edit]

miklums m (1st declension)

  1. humidity, moisture, dampness (a certain amount of moisture (water, vapor) in some medium)
    Agnese sajuta viņa rokas vēso miklumu un riebumā nodrebējaAgnese felt the cold dampness of his hands and trembled in disgust
    šī ir lietaina vasara... vakaros miklums ielien telpās un turas cauru naktithis is a rainy summer... during the night the humidity crawls into the rooms and lasts throughout the night
  2. moisture, liquid (usually a small amount}}
    Kaspars pārvelk ar sauju pāri sejai; bārdas rugājos sakrājušies rasas pilieni, un viņa plaukstu apņem miklums, gluži kā asaras...Kaspars wiped his face with his hand; on his beard stubble some dew drops had accumulated, and the moisture coated his hand, just like tears...

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