ļaunums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ļauns (evil) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

ļaunums m (1st declension)

  1. evil (something bad, cruel, vile, criminal; the corresponding quality)
    sagādāt (nodarīt) kādam lielu ļaunumu — to cause, to do someone great evil
    iznīdēt ļaunumu — to eradicate evil
    izravēt ļaunumu (ar visām saknēm) — to uproot evil (with all roots) (i.e., to completely destroy it)
  2. harm, threat, something bad
    katrai puķei bija savs īpašs spēks pret visādiem ļaunumiem — every flower had their own force (= protection) against all harm
    bultas atsitas pret dzelzs brūņām un atlec atpakaļ, nenodarījušas nekādu ļaunumu — the arrow strikes against the iron armor and bounces back, not having caused any harm
  3. evil, malice, bad intentions
    viņa vārdos nav ne kripatiņas ļaunumu — his words have not even a drop of evil

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