muklains

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mukla (swampy, boggy area) +‎ -ains, mukla being a dialectal word for “swampy, marshy area” (cf. muklājs).[1]

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muklains (definite muklainais, comparative muklaināks, superlative vismuklainākais, adverb muklaini)

  1. swampy, boggy, marshy, miry (such that it contains swamps, marshes, bogs, mires)
    muklains ezera līcisswampy, boggy lake bay
    muklains purvsboggy swamp
    muklaini krastiboggy, swampy coasts
    esmu muklainā alksnājā, aiz kura sākas Dzērvju purva neizbrienamie, nepārejamie plašumi desmitiem kilometru tāluI am in the boggy alder forest, after which begin the ten-kilometer unsurmountable, impassable expanse of the Dzērvju swamp

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References[edit]

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