svarīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From svars (weight) +‎ -īgs (with semantic change: “heavy” > “important”; the “heavy” sense is still sporadically attested).

Adjective[edit]

svarīgs (def. svarīgais, comp. svarīgāks, sup. vissvarīgākais; adv. svarīgi)

  1. important, significant (which has great value, significance, impact)
    svarīgs lēmums, uzdevumsimportant decision, task
    svarīgs atzinums, notikumsimportant fiding, event
    svarīgs jautājums, argumentsimportant question, argument
    svarīga sarunaimportant conversation
    svarīgas ziņasimportant news
    svarīgi viesiimportant guests
  2. (of time periods) important, significant (when something of importance happened or may happen)
    svarīgs dzīves posms — an important stage of life
    svarīgi mirkļi dzīvēimportant moments in life
  3. (of people) important, proud, having high social position
    izskatās viņi tik svarīgi, un tu esi ne vairāk kā sīks puteklītis viņu ceļā — they look so important, and you are no more than a tiny speck of dust on their way
  4. (rare) heavy
    nākt svarīgiem soļiem — to come with heavy steps

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