īstums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From īsts (true, real, genuine) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

īstums m (1st declension)

  1. realness, trueness, genuineness, authenticity (the quality of that which is real, true, genuine)
    pārbaudīt monētas īstumuto test a coin's authenticity (i.e., to check if it is a forgery)
    Vilis, labais, mīļais, laikam tomēr slepeni bija mocījies neziņā par viņas jūtu īstumuVilis, the good, the darling, had maybe also tormented (her), not knowing about the trueness, genuineness of her feelings
    vajadzīga modrība pret dažādiem mākslas savārstījumiem bez dziļuma, īstuma un patiesas vērtībasthe necessary vigliance against some artistic verbiage without depth, genuineness and true value

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