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From vecs (old) +‎ -ums.


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vecums m (1st declension)

  1. old age (the last phase of life)
    vecuma nespēkssenility (lit. the weakness, feebleness of old age)
    sirms vecumsripe (lit. gray) old age
    vecuma dienas, vecumdienasold age (lit. old age days)
    vecuma pensijaold age pension
    bērni būs viņa atspaids vecumā(his) children will be his support in (his) old age
    koki krīt no vecumathe trees fall from old age (= because they are very old)
  2. age (the time that has passed since a person's birth)
    draugi ir vienā vecumāthe friends are the same age
    bez vecuma ierobežojumawithout age limit
    pensijas vecumsretirement age
    pirmsskolas vecumspre-school age (approximately from 3 to 6)
    skolas vecumsschool age (approximately from 7 to 18)
    ģeoloģiskais vecumsgeologic age
    āpši var nodzīvot līdz 15 gadu vecumambadgers can live up to the age of 15 years
    mātei malku esmu skaldījis jau no sešu gadu vecumaI have been chopping wood for mother from the age of six years
  3. age, oldness (deterioration caused by the passage of time)
    viņa melnais svārki no liela vecuma spīdējahis black coat gleamed from oldness, being old