kļūt

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See also: klut

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *kļūti, from *klʲū-, from the reduced grade *klʲū- of *klew-, *klū-, from the stem *kel- (to bend) (whence also kļaut (to hug, to press against one's heart) and kļūda (error, mistake)). The semantic change was probably “to bend, to be bent” > “to get stuck, to stay (somewhere)” > “to stay, get (somewhere)” > “to become.” Cognates include Lithuanian kliū́ti (to catch, to be caught, delayed; to undertake; to hit (target); to disturb, to be an obstacle; to obtain, to get, to reach).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kļūt intr., 1st conj., pres. kļūstu, kļūsti, kļūst, past kļuvu

  1. to become

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

prefixed verbs:

References[edit]

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