seklums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sekls (shallow) +‎ -ums.

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seklums m (1st declension)

  1. shallowness, shallow place (in a river, lake, etc.}}
    upes seklums‎ ― a river's shallowness, shallow place
    dīķa seklums‎ ― a pond's shallowness, shallow place
    piekrastes seklums‎ ― coastal shallowness, shallow place
    sekluma vilnis‎ ― shallow wave (= one coming from a shallow place)
    viņa panāca vairāk seklumā, kur rokām varēja aiztikt dibenu‎ ― she came over to the shallow place, where she could touch the bottom with her hands
  2. (of breath, breathing) shallowness (quality of not involving much air)
    ieelpas seklums‎ ― shallowness of breath
  3. shallowness (the quality of being without deeper content, feelings, of missing the essence of something)
    interešu seklums‎ ― shallowness of interests
    dzīves apnikums un seklums‎ ― life's tedium and shallowness
    viņa bija laipna tik ilgi, kamēr attiecības palika paviršas pazīšanās seklumā‎ ― she was kind, as long as the relationship remained superficial, in the shallowness of familiarity

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