acīmredzot

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acīm (eyes[dat.) +‎ redzot (seeing[part.), with acīm from acs (eye) and redzot from redzēt (to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

acīmredzot

  1. apparently, seemingly; clearly, obviously
    acīmredzot ir kļūda — this is apparently/clearly a mistake
    viņš acīmredzot nenāks — he apparently/clearly won't come
    acīmredzot tas ir pārpratums — this is apparently/clearly a misunderstanding
    dzērām saldskābu vīnu no lielas pudeles, kas acīmredzot bija saglabājusies no pirmskara laikiem — we drank sweet-sour wine from a large bottlat that was apparently a relic from the pre-war times
    acīmredzot akmeņogles sastāv no ļoti sarežģītiem lielmolekulāriem savienojumiem — coal is clearly composed of many complex macromolecular compounds
    tā mūsu saimniecība ies acīmredzot uz augšu! — so our farm is obviously/clearly going forward (lit. up)!

Usage notes[edit]

Latvian acīmredzot (and its synonym acīm redzami) has, like English apparently, two context-dependent, almost opposite meanings: “seemingly” (= “from what can be seen”, “not necessarily true”) and “obviously” (= “easy to see”, “true”); cf. Russian очевидно (očevídno).

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