greznums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grezns (luxurious) +‎ -ums.

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greznums m (1st declension)

  1. luxury, luxuriousness (the quality of that which is luxurious, luxuriant)
    tērpa greznumsluxuriousness of costume, pomp
    greznuma priekšmetsluxury object, trinket
    par indietes mīlestību uz greznumu, krāsu bagātību liecina ne tikai apģērba krāšņie audumi, bet arī parādītās rotas lietas — not only the magnificent fabrics bear witness to the Indian women's love of luxury and color richness, but also the jewelry on display
  2. (colloquial) luxury, extravagance
    grāmatas bija ļoti dārgas un ne katrs varēja atļauties šādu greznumu — books were very expensive (in those days) and not everyone could afford such a luxury
  3. ornament, embellishment
    tad šķirstu ielaida kapa... uz tā vienīgais greznums un kā augstākā goda zīme palika vainadziņš no dzimtas Latvijas mūžzaļajiem brūklenājiem — then the coffin was lowered into the grave... on it, the only luxury, a symbol of the highest honor, remained (= was) the wreath of evergreen native Lativan bilberries

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