izdarība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From izdar(īt) (to perform, to carry out) +‎ -ība (with izdarīt from iz- +‎ darīt (to do, to make)).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

izdarība f (4th declension)

  1. ability, capacity, diligence, efficiency (the quality of one who is able, capable, efficient, not lazy)
    šai darbā vajadzīga izdarība un operativitāte — in this work, diligence and operativity (= efficiency) are necessary
    “man atkal taisni trūkst Mirdzas izdarības”, aizbildinājās Zenta; “daudz ko izdomāju, bet tā arī paliek” — “once again I miss Mirdza's diligence, efficiency,” Zenta complained; “I have a lot of ideas, but they remain so (= undone)”
  2. action, activity, performance, doing (something performed, acted, deliberately carried out, especially when unusual or surprising)
    neciešamas izdarības — intolerable actions, behavior
    man viņa izdarības sen apnikušs — I have long ago grown tired of his doings
    viņš ar vieglu smaidu sejā iet pie bufetes, un Biruta vērīgi seko viņa izdarībām... “ko tu esi sagudrojis?” viņa skarbi jautā — he went to the buffet with a light smile on (his) face, and Biruta watched his actions attentively... “what have you come up with?” (= what game are you playing?) she asked bluntly
  3. (traditional) performance, (traditional) activity, ritual (some peculiar traditional actions, especially as part of a ceremony or ritual)
    kāzas senāk svinēja ar visādām izdarībām — in ancient times, weddings were celebrated with all kinds of performances, rituals
  4. (of animals) performance, behavior (a peculiar behavior or set of behaviors)
    putni neveikli lēkā, sit spārnus, staipa kaklus; tādā veidā tēviņš grib pievērst sev mātītes uzmanību... visas šīs dzērvju izdarības ir ļoti komiskas — the birds jump awkwardly, flutter their wings, stretch their necks; in this manner, the male wants to attract the attention of the female... all these performances (done) by the cranes are very comical

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