arvien

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ar (with) +‎ vienu (one[acc.]); the full accusative form can still sporadically occur in e.g. vēl arvienu (usually vēl arvien.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

arvien

  1. always; every time
    arvienas always
    viņa arvien ir jautrashe is always cheerful
    viņš arvien nāk vakaroshe always comes in the evening
    tēvs arvien ierodas laikāfather always arrives on time
    iebraukusi Rīgā, viņa arvien apmeklē koncertus(when) coming to Riga, she always goes to the concerts
  2. (in comparative contexts) gradually (more/less), increasingly
    dienas kļuva arvien vēsākasthe days became gradually, increasingly cooler
    kļūst arvien tumšāksit is getting increasingly darker
    saule laidās arvien zemākthe sun went gradually down

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References[edit]

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