neprāts

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- +‎ prāts (reason, understanding, mind).

Noun[edit]

neprāts m (1st declension)

  1. folly, (mental condition, in which a person acts foolishly]])
    “ne karš, ne nelaimes gadījums nav vainīgi,” viņš sacīja; “vainīgs ir cilvēka neprāts — “neither war, nor unhappy events are to blame,” he said; “the culprit is human folly
  2. folly, madness, absurd (behavior or actions that express such a condition)
    tāda rīcība ir tīrais neprāts — this conduct, behavior is pure folly
    viņš drāzās projām kā neprātā — he rushed away like a madman (lit. as if in madness)
    mīlēt, ienīst līdz neprātam — to love, to hate passionately (lit. to madness)
    uzsākt kauju ar milzīgo armiju būtu neprāts — to begin a battle with (such) a huge army would be madness, absurd
  3. craziness, madness (state of strong mental disorder)
    te es uzzināju, ka Valdis nošuts; pēc kapitulācijas izejot brīvē, es esot bijusi tuvu neprātam — here I found out that Valdis had been shot; having been in freedom after the capitualtion, I have been close to madness
  4. boldness, audacity
    jautrs un nebēdnīgs līdz neprātam, Ričs pāris stundās bez acīm redzama iemesla varēja ieslīgt bezcerīgā apātijā — playful and audaciously mischievous (lit. mischievous to audacity, to the point of being bold), Ričs could, in a couple of hours, without apparent reason, fall into hopeless apathy

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