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 peklēdark 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