bāris

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See also: baris, barış, and Barış

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as bārs (lonely) (q.v.), made into a second declention masculine noun (ending -is).[1]

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bāris m (2nd declension, feminine form: bāre)

  1. (rare, usually genitive) (male) orphan (a boy who has lost one or both parents)
    bāra bērns, bārabērnsorphan child
    kļūt par bāri — to become an orphan
    netrūkst starp viņiem arī bāra bērnu, kam karš nolaupījis mātes glāstu un tēva padomu — among them, thereis no shortage of orphan children, from whom the war stole (their) mother's caresses and (their) father's advice

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