spalgums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spalgs (shrill, sharp, piercing) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

spalgums m (1st declension)

  1. (of sounds) shrillness, reediness (the quality of that which is shrill, reedy, sharp, piercing, high-pitched)
    zvana spalgumsthe shrillness of the (door)bell
    balss spalgumsthe shrillness of the voice
  2. (of pain) acuteness, sharpness
    karsta sāpe izplūda audos... augot spalgumā', skaudrumā, asumāa hot pain flooded into (his) tissues... growing in acuteness and sharpness
  3. (of weather) piercing cold
    sals neatvilga, bet vēl pieņēmās spalgumāthe frost did not weaken, its piercing cold increased (instead)

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