vidū

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vidū m

  1. locative singular form of vidus

Adverb[edit]

vidū

  1. in the middle (located in a central position, approximately at the same distance from all sides, edges, extremities)
    vidū pārlūzis zarsin the middle (of the tree) a branch broke
    Zviedrijā aizvien biežāk sāk veidot mākslīgos ezeriņus lietus un sniega kušanas ūdeņu uzkrāšanai; vidū izveido saliņas: tur putni var perēt un audzēt mazuļusIn Sweden, (they) are increasingly often building little artificial lakes to accumulate water from rain and snow melting; in the middle, (they) make little islands: there the birds can nest and raise their offspring
    reālskolas atrodas it kā vidū starp ģimnāzijām un vispārizglītojošām skolāmthe real schools are as if in the middle between highschools and comprehensive schools
  2. (dated sense, used as a preposition with dative or genitive) in the middle of, in mid-
    vidū gaisa lidojotflying in mid-air
    no kurienes tu atskani vidū ziemas... zemesvēzīša balss?from where do you sound in mid-winter... (oh) mole-cricket's voice?

Usage notes[edit]

Instead of the old prepositional uses, vidū as the locative case of vidus (middle) can be also placed after a noun in the genitive, almost as a postposition; e.g., meža vidū “in the middle of the forest.”

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