sarkanums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sarkans (red) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

sarkanums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) red, redness (the quality of that which is red)
    rieta debesu sarkanumssunset sky redness
    karoga spilgtais sarkanumsthe flag's vivid redness
  2. redness, red spot, red area (e.g., on the skin)
    uz miesas redzams sarkanumsvisible redness on the skin
    ādā reakcija var parādīties kā tikko manāms sarkanums un satūkums — the reaction on the skin may appear as a barely noticeable redness and swelling
    nomaskēt nevēlamu krāsu uz sejas (zilumi, sarkanumi un tumši loki zem acīm)to mask, hide an undesirable color on the face (bruises, red spots or dark circles under the eyes)

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