gards

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Romanization[edit]

gards

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an old verb *gart (to heat, to grow hot), from the same stem as garša (tatse) and gars (spirit; vapor, steam) (q.v.), with an extra suffix -d. The original meaning was presumably “heated” (e.g., cooked on a fire) > “prepared, ready” > “tasty.”[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

gards (def. gardais, comp. gardāks, sup. visgardākais; adv. gardi)

  1. tasty, delicious (having pleasant taste)
    gards ēdiensdelicious food
    gardas ogasdelicious berries
    gards siersdelicious cheese
    gardas pusdienasdelicious lunch
  2. (figuratively) delicious, delightful (causing pleasant feelings)
    gardi smieklidelicious, delightful laughter

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References[edit]

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