aizmārša

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *aizmarša (with intonational lengthening from àr to ā̀r), from aizmirst (to forget) (itself from aiz- +‎ the (now dialectal) verb mirst (to forget)), in a different ablaut form, with a instead of i.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aizmārša m, f (4th declension, irregular gender, dative singular)

  1. forgetful person
    viņš ir tīrais aizmārša! — he is such a forgetful person!
    vecais aizmārša! Videkranu neatceries!forgetful old man! you don't remember Videkrans!
    mēs taču nevaram būt tādi aizmāršas, kas neatceras vairs vārdu, ko devuši gada sākumā — but we cannot be such forgetful people who no longer remember the word they gave at the beginning of the year

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Usage notes[edit]

The term aizmārša is ambigenous. It is masculine when it refers to males and feminine when it refers to females. It is, however, always declined as a feminine noun, with the exception of its dative singular form, which is aizmāršam when it refers to a male and aizmāršai when it refers to a female.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “aizmirst” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.