ugunsgrēks

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Ugunsgrēks

Etymology[edit]

From uguns (fire) +‎ grēks (sin). This is an old compound, already attested in 17th-century dictionaries; at that time, grēks did not have its current religious meaning; rather, it meant “misfortune, calamity, disaster,” a meaning still found in folk songs.[1]

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Noun[edit]

ugunsgrēks m (1st declension)

  1. (uncontrolled) fire; conflagration
    ugunsgrēka izcelšanāsfire outbreak
    meža ugunsgrēks — forest fire
    ugunsgrēka trauksmefire alarm
    ugunsgrēka sekas — consequences of a fire
    dzēst ugunsgrēku — to extinguish a fire
    iet bojā ugunsgrēkā — to die in a fire
    deg kādas mājas, un ugunsgrēks met padebešos savu liesmu atspīdumu — a house was burning, and the fire threw its flaming glare into the clouds

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