muļķība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From muļķis (stupid person) +‎ -ība.

Noun[edit]

muļķība f (4th declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) foolishness, folly, stupidity (the quality of one who is stupid, foolish)
    ciest savas muļķības dēļ — to suffer because of one's foolishness
    parādīt savu muļķību — to show one's stupidity
  2. foolishness, folly, stupidity (behavior, action, words that express lack of intelligence)
    izdarīt lielu muļķību — to do a big stupidity, a stupid thing
    runāt, rakstīt muļķības — to say, to write stupidities
    Ansim Gulbim likās, ka ir tīrā muļķība rūpēties, lai lasītāju rokās nonāk labas grāmatas — it seemed to Ansis Gulbim that it is pure folly to work so that good books would come to the readers' hands
  3. unimportant thing; nonsense, rubbish
    “paņemšu līdzi arī šļirces ar ampulām pret čūsku kodieniem” - “muļķības! vai tad nu tik traki būs!” — “I will also take along syringes and vials against snake bites” - “nonsense! don't be so crazy!”

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