īstums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From īsts (true, real, genuine) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

īstums m (1st declension)

  1. realness, trueness, genuineness, authenticity (the quality of that which is real, true, genuine)
    pārbaudīt monētas īstumu — to test a coin's authenticity (i.e., to check if it is a forgery)
    Vilis, labais, mīļais, laikam tomēr slepeni bija mocījies neziņā par viņas jūtu īstumu — Vilis, the good, the darling, had maybe also tormented (her), not knowing about the trueness, genuineness of her feelings
    vajadzīga modrība pret dažādiem mākslas savārstījumiem bez dziļuma, īstuma un patiesas vērtības — the necessary vigliance against some artistic verbiage without depth, genuineness and true value

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