piederīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pieder(ēt) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

piederīgs (def. piederīgais, comp. piederīgāks, sup. vispiederīgākais; adv. piederīgi)

  1. suitable, adequate, appropriate
    jādomā, ka nav piederīgāka uzvalka kā Kukažiņai, kura nebūtu Kukažiņa, ja tai, piemēram, trūktu raibā galvas lakata — presumably (lit. one must think that) there is no more adequate costume than Kukažiņa's, who wouldn't be Kukažiņa if it (= costume), for instance, lacked the multicolored headscarf
  2. pertaining to, belonging to (e.g., a system, a classification, etc.)
    piederīgs strādnieku šķiraibelonging to the working class
    no plēsoņu kārtai piederīgām sugām lielāka nozīme vispirms ir lapsai — form the species belonging to the family of predators, the one having the greatest importance (is) the fox
  3. (of people) typical, characteristic; naturally belonging to
    cilvēkam piederīgas īpašības — a person's typical, natural properties
    ikkatrai pilsētai savs profils, sava seja, / kaut kas vien vienīgi tai piederīgs — every city (has) its profile, its face, / something unique characteristic of it
  4. corresponding, belonging to something, being part of something, intimately linked to something
    apdzīvotā vieta Atkalne, kur atradās skola un citas piederīgas ēkas, bija par mazu, lai oficiāli sauktos par ciematu — the inhabited place Atkalne, where the school and its corresponding buildings were located, was too small to be officially called a village
    Juris ikkatru vismazāko kustību sajuta tā, it kā ritenis būtu piederīgs ne tikai pie automašīnas, bet arī pie viņa ķermeņa, piesaistīts ar nerviem un asinsvadiem — Juris felt every little movement as if the wheels belonged not only to the car, but to his own body, (directly) connected to (his) nerves and blood vessels

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Usage notes[edit]

Piederīgs is often accompanied by a noun ("typical of" + N, "belonging to" + N, etc.). If present, this noun must be the dative case (see above examples).

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