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 vilnisshallow 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 seklumsshallowness 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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