saltums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From salts (cold) +‎ -ums.

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saltums m (1st declension)

  1. low temperature, cold
    rudens saltumsautumn cold
    saltums līda pie kauliemthe cold came to his bones
    es aizslēdzu durvis, lai saltums nenākI closed the door, so that the cold wouldn't come (in)
  2. cold (feelings caused by low temperatures)
    savāds saltums pēkšņi apņēma viņa plecus un rokasa strange cold suddenly encirocled his arms and shoulders
  3. cold, coldness (dry, unresponsive, unfriendly attitude)
    “ej mājās, Nora”, viņš klusi teica, un viņa balsī bija tāds saltums, ka Nora nodrebēja“go home, Nora,” he said quietly, and in his voice there was such coldness that Nora shuddered

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