mirstīgs

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From mirt (present stem: mirst-) (to die) +‎ -īgs.

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mirstīgs (def. mirstīgais, comp. mirstīgāks, sup. vismirstīgākais; adv. mirstīgi)

  1. (usually of people) mortal (that which can die, is susceptible to death)
    visi cilvēki ir mirstīgi — all people (= human beings) are mortal
    mirstīgas atliekasmortal coil, remains
    varbūt šepat, zem kājām, tai atmatas zemē slēpjas tādi brīnumi, kādus nevar pateikt neviens mirstīgs cilvēks? — maybe here, underfoot, in this fallow land (there are) such wonders as no mortal person (= man) can say?
    šodien Rīgā pienāks vilciens ar Ausekļa mirstīgajām atliekām, uz mūža dusu aizveda dzejnieku — today the train with the mortal remains of Auseklis, the poet who passed away (lit. was taken to eternal sleep), will come to Rīga
  2. (definite forms, used as a noun) common, mere mortal; simple person
    tas nebija domāts mirstīgajiem — this was not thought (= created) for mere mortals
    lai arī zvejas vīri ir norūdījušies, viņu āda tomēr ir plāna, kā jebkuram mirstīgajam — though fishermen are hardened men, still their skin is thin, like (that of) any mere mortal
    vasarā izmeklētājs brauca uz jūru peldēties un dauzīja pludmalē volejbolu kā vienkāršs mirstīgais — during the summer, the investigator went to the sea to swim and threw a volleyball around on the beach just like a mere mortal
    modei, ko ieviesa Anglijas galms, pamazām sāka sekot arī vienkāršie mirstīgie — the fashion introduced by the English court gradually began to be followed also by mere mortals

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