eksistēt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via some other European language (cf. French exister, German existieren), ultimately a borrowing from Latin exsistō (to exist).

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eksistēt intr., 2nd conj., pres. eksistēju, eksistē, eksistē, past eksistēju

  1. to exist, to be
    telpa un laiks eksistē objektīvi, reāli, neatkarīgi no mūsu priekšstatiem — space and time exist objectively, in reality, independently from our ideas
  2. to be alive
    visam taču bija nozīme tikai tad, ja viņš eksistē — but everything had meaning only as long as he existed (= was alive)
    būt, eksistēt, elpot, sajust un apzināties dzīvības krāšņo plūsmu sev visapkārt: tā taču visaugstākā laime katrai apzinīgai būtnei — to be, to exist, to breathe, to feel and to perceive the magnificent flow of life around oneself: this is, however, the highest happiness for every conscious creature
  3. (colloquial) to subsist, to live on
    eksistēt ar godīgi nopelnīto — to subsist on what was honorably, fairly earned

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