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See also: tecē



From tec(ēt} (to flow) +‎ -e.


tece f (5th declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) flow, flowing (general process)
  2. (of water, river, rain, etc.) flow, stream
    upes tece — river flow
    strauja, rāma tece — quick, calm flow
    lietus teču izvagots uzbērums — rain flow ridged dam, embankment
    upes teces līnija — river flow line
    augštece, augšas tece — upper reaches, course (of a river, canal, etc.)
    lejtece, lejas tece — lower reaches, course (of a river, canal, etc.)
  3. leak (undesired flow of liquid caused by loss of hermeticity, e.g., a hole, crack, etc.; the hole or crack that causes it)
    tece degvielas vados — a leak in the fuel (pipe)line
    jumtaugšā ir tece, pa kuru mājā ieplūst ūdens — on the top of the roof there is a leak through which water flows into the house


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  1. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of tecer
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of tecer