virsa

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See also: virsā and virša

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant of the (now rarer) term virsus, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *wiršus, Proto-Indo-European *wr̥su-, from *wer- (elevated place) with an extra suffix -s. Cognates include Lithuanian viršùs, Proto-Slavic *vьrxъ (Old Church Slavonic врьхъ (vrĭxŭ), Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian верx (verx), Bulgarian връx (vrǎx), Czech vrch, Polish wierzch), Old English wearr (hardened blister, wart), dialectal German Werre (eye inflammation, stye), Old Irish ferr (better), Sanskrit वर्ष्मन् (varṣmán, height, highest part, peak, top, end), Latin verrūca (wart).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

virsa f (4th declension)

  1. top (the upper part, of an object, body, etc.)
    galda virsatable top
    siena krāvuma virsatop of a hay stack
    cepure ar platu virsuhat with a wide top
  2. surface
    ūdens virsas temperatūrawater surface temperature
    apavu virsasurface of a shoe
    pulksteņa virsa atmirdzēja kā zeltsthe surface of the clock was shining like gold

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References[edit]

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