virs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the locative form virsū of virsus (top, surface) (q.v.), or perhaps from a related form virson found in 16th- and 17th-century texts.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Preposition[edit]

virs (with genitive)

  1. on, over, above (with or without motion)
    mati virs galvashair over the head
    turēt roku virs acīmto hold one's hand over the eyes
    uzraksts virs durvīmthe inscription above the door
    plaukts virs galdathe shelf above the desk
    temperatūra ir virs normasthe temperature is above the norm
    virs ezera kūp miglafog hovers above the lake
    likt rokas virs segasto put one's hands on, above the covers
    uzvilkt jaku virs kleitasto put on, to wear a jacket over the dress

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “virs”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7