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Origin and Meaning of Iela

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Derived from the verb iet (“to go”) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian eilė̃ (“line, row, layer, order”), dialectal eilà.

  1. street, road (a traffic lane in cities or other populated areas)
    asfaltēta ― asphalt-paved
    bruģēta ― cobbled
    smilšaina ― sandy , ɛla
    taisna, līkumota ― straight, winding
    plata, šaura ― wide, narrow
    klusa, troksnaina, dzīva ― quiet, noisy, lively
    pilsētas galvenās ― the city's main
    ielas ― crowd
    krustojums ― intersection, cross
    apgaismojums ― lighting
    dzelzceļš ― tram (lit. railway)
    staigāt pa ― to walk on, by the
    iet pāri ― to cross, to go across the
    demonstranti iziet ― the protesters take to the
    šķērso dzelzceļa līniju ― the cross the railway line
    tas ir kiosks pie pilsētas dārza, kur šķērsojas un kustība diezgan dzīva ― it is a kiosk (newsstand) at the city garden, where the cross and the movement (of passers-by) is quite lively
    taures kliedza un dzina no prom uz trotuāra ikvienu, kas būtu mēģinājis pārkļūt uz otru pusi ― the horns were yelling and driving away from the and onto the sidewalk anyone who might try to cross to the other side
  2. street (the houses and buildings on the side of said traffic lane)
    karā nopostīta ― a ravaged by war
    muzikanti ― musicians
    tirdzniecība ― commerce
    cīņas ― fights, fighting
    Alberta (Rīgā) ― Alberts' street (in Riga)
    dzīvot Kalna ― to live on Kalns
    Dzirnavu 5 ― at Dzirnavu street, nr. 5
    izmest, izsviest no ielas' ― to throw (someone) on the (= to send someone out of one's house, apartment)
    nams atrodas Krišjāņa Barona un Dzirnavu stūrī ― the house is located at the corner of Krišjānis Barons and Dzirnavu
  3. (in the genitive, used adjectively) street (typical of, used on, the streets; also, vulgar, improper)
    tērps, apģērbs, kurpes ― street dress, clothes, shoes
    žargons ― jargon, slang
    meita, meita ― girl, prostitute

Fun Facts about the name Iela

  • When was the first name Iela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Iela is Saturday, January 26th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Iela? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Iela. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Iela: Your name in reverse order is Alei. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ieal. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Iela born Jan 6, 1963

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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