lepnība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lepns (proud) +‎ -ība.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lepnība f (4th declension)

  1. pride, haughtiness, arrogance (the quality of one who is haughty)
    abi lepni, bet viens otra lepnību gribēja nospiest savā priekšā uz ceļiem — both proud, but each wanted to crush the other's pride, haughtiness on the road(s) ahead
  2. richness, luxury, excess
    saimniece nopūtās: “tad ar rītdienu es saimei likšu galdā tikai biezpienu... gaļas ēšana tādā laikā ir tīra lepnība — the hostess sighed: “then tomorrow I will put only cottage cheese for the family... eating meat in such times is pure luxury, excess

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