pekle

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See also: peklē

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Russian пе́кло ‎(péklo, hell), dialectal пекл ‎(pekl) (from Old Church Slavonic пькълъ ‎(pĭkŭlŭ, tar), from Latin picula ‎(tar)). Its ending may also have been influenced by elle. It is first mentioned in 18th-century dictionaries. In some dialects, it also means “abyss.”[1]

Noun[edit]

pekle f (5th declension)

  1. (theology) hell
    tumšs kā peklē — dark as in hell

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References[edit]

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