turīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tur(ēt) (to hold) +‎ -īgs, 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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Adjective[edit]

turīgs (def. turīgais, comp. turīgāks, sup. visturīgākais; adv. turīgi)

  1. (of people) well off, rich, wealthy (having good material conditions, having many valuable possessions)
    turīgs cilvēkswealthy person
    turīga ģimenewealthy family
    kļūt turīgam — to become rich, wealthy
    Par Mežkalnu tēvu runājot, jāsaka, ka viņš bija turīgs' saimnieks — speaking about father Mežkalns (= the head of the Mežkalns family), it must be said that he was a wealthy farmer
  2. (of life, time periods) wealthy, rich (having to do with, characterized by, good material circumstances, material goods, property)
    turīga dzīve, nākotnewealthy life, future

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