purvains

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From purvs (swamp, bog, mire) +‎ -ains.

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purvains (definite purvainais, comparative purvaināks, superlative vispurvainākais, adverb purvaini)

  1. swampy, boggy, marshy, miry (characterized by swampy land)
    purvainās augsnesswampy soil
    purvains apgabalsmarshy area
    pļavas bija ļoti purvainas, jo pavasaros tās appludināja Babītes ezera ūdeņithe meadows were very swampy, because they flooded by the water of lake Babīte

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