turība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tur(ēt) (to hold) +‎ -ība, in which turēt still has the meaning of “to have,” “to possess,” attested in folk tales and in older written sources.[1]

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turība f (4th declension)

  1. wealth, prosperity (situation, state in which there are good material conditions, with valuable possessions, property, money, etc.)
    strādnieku turība aug — the wealth, prosperity of the workers is growing
    tikt pie turības — to get to wealth (= to become wealthy)
    pat šī necilā šķūnis stāsta par saimnieces turību: vienā galā smaržīga siena pants, otrā - augsta malkas grēda — even this humble barn tells about the farmer's wealth: on one side, fragrant bunches of hay, on the other - a tall pile of firewood
    kad es precējos ar tavu tēvu, arī viņš bija vienkāršs pārdevējs veikalā, bet vēlāk tika pie turības — when I married your father, he was a simple salesman in a store, but later he came to wealth (= became wealthy)

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  1. ^ “turēt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7