arvien

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ar (with) +‎ vienu (one[acc.]); the full accusative form can still sporadically occur in e.g. vēl arvienu (usually vēl arvien.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

arvien

  1. always; every time
    arvien — as always
    viņa arvien ir jautra — she is always cheerful
    viņš arvien nāk vakaros — he always comes in the evening
    tēvs arvien ierodas laikā — father always arrives on time
    iebraukusi Rīgā, viņa arvien apmeklē koncertus — (when) coming to Riga, she always goes to the concerts
  2. (in comparative contexts) gradually (more/less), increasingly
    dienas kļuva arvien vēsākas — the days became gradually, increasingly cooler
    kļūst arvien tumšāks — it is getting increasingly darker
    saule laidās arvien zemāk — the sun went gradually down

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “viens” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7