bads

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bads

  1. plural form of bad

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bads n

  1. genitive singular indefinite of bad

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *bad-, from the o-grade bʰodʰ- of Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ- (to press, to bend) (whence also bēda, q.v.). The original meaning was probably “that which bends, presses (one's body),” from which “hunger”; cf. related Sanskrit बाधः (bādhaḥ, difficulty, obstacle). Cognates include Lithuanian bãdas.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bads m (1st declension)

  1. hunger, starvation, famine (a lack of sufficient food, especially for a long time; the accompanying feeling)
    mērdēt badā — to starve (someone), to keep in hunger
    ciest badu — to starve (lit. to suffer hunger)
    mirt badu, badā — to die from hunger, in hunger
    novārgt aiz bada — to perish from hunger
    bada nāve — death by starvation
    bada cietējs, badacietējshunger-sufferer (= hungry person)
    bada streikshunger strike
    meža zvēriem trūka barības... ceļu malās bieži atrada badā nobeigušos meža dzīvniekus — the forest animals lacked food... one could often see on the sides of trails forest animals dead from starvation
    pēc kāda laika izcēlās tanī pašā zemē liels bads... rudzu vairs nebija nevienam ne graudiņa — after some time a great famine broke out in this same land... there was not even a grain of rye left
  2. (figuratively) a lack of something perceived as important, essential; dearth, deprivation
    skābekļa bads — oxygen deprivation
    miega bads — sleep deprivation
    grāmatu badsdearth of books
    audi un orgāni cukurslimniekam ir cukura badā — the tissues and organs of diabetics are deprived of sugar (lit. in sugar deprivation)

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References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bads

  1. indefinite genitive singular of bad
  2. indefinite genitive plural of bad

Verb[edit]

bads

  1. past tense passive of be.
  2. past tense passive of bedja.