atvainot

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From at- +‎ vainot (to blame).

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atvainot tr., 2nd conj., pres. atvainoju, atvaino, atvaino, past atvainoju

  1. to accept someone's apology, to excuse, to forgive
    atvainot par traucējumu — to forgive the disturbance
    atvainot vēlo apmeklējumu — to excuse (someone's) late attendance
    atvainojiet, lūdzu — please excuse (me)
    atvaino (mani)!excuse (me)! sorry!
    jums vajadzēs mani atvainot, es gan laikam nevarēšu rādīties jūsu viesiem — you will have to excuse me, I will maybe not be able to appear before your guests
  2. to excuse, to justify
    atvainot draugu par izklaidību — to excuse a friend's distraction
    “es viņus ciest nevaru, abus šos Laiviņus”, savu bardzību atvainodams, paskaidroja Vanags — “I can't stand them, both these Laiviņš,” Vanags explained, excusing/justifying his severity

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