ļaunums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ļauns (evil) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

ļaunums m (1st declension)

  1. evil (something bad, cruel, vile, criminal; the corresponding quality)
    sagādāt (nodarīt) kādam lielu ļaunumuto cause, to do someone great evil
    iznīdēt ļaunumuto eradicate evil
    izravēt ļaunumu (ar visām saknēm)to uproot evil (with all roots) (i.e., to completely destroy it)
  2. harm, threat, something bad
    katrai puķei bija savs īpašs spēks pret visādiem ļaunumiemevery flower had their own force (= protection) against all harm
    bultas atsitas pret dzelzs brūņām un atlec atpakaļ, nenodarījušas nekādu ļaunumuthe arrow strikes against the iron armor and bounces back, not having caused any harm
  3. evil, malice, bad intentions
    viņa vārdos nav ne kripatiņas ļaunumuhis words have not even a drop of evil

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