labklājība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An early 19th-century coinage, from labs (good) +‎ klājs (cover) +‎ -ība, which replaced other contemporary coinages (labklāšana, labklāšanās).[1]

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Noun[edit]

labklājība f (4th declension)

  1. well-being, welfare, (common) wealth (material living conditions characterized by prosperity and security)
    Latvijas labklājības ministrija — Latvian welfare ministry
    nodrošināt tautas materiālo labklājību — to ensure the people's material well-being
    dzīvot labklājībā — to live in well-being, wealth
    par iedzīvotāju materiālās labklājības pieaugumu liecina patēriņa preču iegādes palielināšanās — the increase in the acquisition of consumer goods shows the growth in the material well-being of the (local) inhabitants
    ražošanas uzdevumu izpilde ir galvenais priekšnoteikums padomju cilvēku labklājības celšanai — the execution of production tasks is the most important prerequisite for the raising of the well-being (= wealth) of Soviet citizens

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References[edit]

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