bagātība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bagāts (rich) +‎ -ība.

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bagātība f (4th declension)

  1. wealth (large amounts of valuable properties: goods, money, etc.)
    iegūt, sakrāt bagātību — to acquire, to save wealth
    izšķērdēt bagātību — to waste wealth
    dzīvot bagātībā — to live in wealth (= to be rich)
    glabāt savu bagātību aiz atslēgas — to keep one's wealth under lock and key
    man ir māja, par kuru man sola divpadsmit tūkstošus; skaidrā naudā man guļ uz procentiem desmit tūkstošu... tā ir liela bagātība — I have a house for which I've been promised twelve thousand; in cash I'll have about ten thousand after paying all taxes... this is a big wealth (= a fortune, a lot of money)
  2. wealth, abundance (a large amount of something)
    zem ozoliem Ilga paiet garām zīļu bagātībai — under the oak trees Ilga went along a (great) wealth of acorns
  3. (usually in the plural) (mineral) riches, treasure (a certain amount of precious stones, metals, etc.)
    zelts, sudrabs, dārgakmeņi un citas bagātības — gold, silver, precious stones and other riches, treasures
    pašreiz pasaules lielākās dārgakmeņu bagātības atrodas Padomju Savienība — currently the world's largest riches (= deposits) of precious stones are in the Soviet Union
  4. riches (resources of great economic importance)
    meži ir liela bagātība — forests are big (natural) riches
    ūdeņu bagātības — abundant water resources (lit. water riches)
    dabas bagātības: ogles un rūda, sāls, nafta, retie metāli... — natural riches: coal and ore, salt, oil, rare metals...
  5. riches (precious mental skills or qualities)
    Raiņa idejas ir tik lielas, ka katram laikmetam ir ko ņemt no dzejnieka bagātības — Rainis' ideas are so big that every era has something to take from his poetic riches
  6. richness (the quality of that which is rich, also figuratively)
    zivju bagātība upēs — the richness of fish in the rivers
    valodas bagātībarichness of language
    dvēseles bagātībarichness (= depth) of soul

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