sapnis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *swápnas, from Proto-Indo-European *swépnos.

Noun[edit]

sapnis m (2nd declension)[1]

  1. dream (images seen during sleep)
    sapņa satursdream content
    sapņa sižetsdream story, plot
    redzēt sapnito have (lit. see) a dream
  2. dream (a desire which one wishes to see come true)
    sapnis par laimidream of happiness
    pārvērst sapni par īstenībuto turn a dream into reality
    jaunības sapņiyouthful dreams
    nepiepildāms sapnisan impossible, unfulfillable dream

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015) , “sapnas”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 389: “*su(o)pno-”