atvainot

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From at- +‎ vainot (to blame).

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atvainot tr., 2nd conj., pres. atvainoju, atvaino, atvaino, past atvainoju

  1. to accept someone's apology, to excuse, to forgive
    atvainot par traucējumuto forgive the disturbance
    atvainot vēlo apmeklējumuto excuse (someone's) late attendance
    atvainojiet, lūdzuplease excuse (me)
    atvaino (mani)!excuse (me)! sorry!
    jums vajadzēs mani atvainot, es gan laikam nevarēšu rādīties jūsu viesiemyou will have to excuse me, I will maybe not be able to appear before your guests
  2. to excuse, to justify
    atvainot draugu par izklaidībuto excuse a friend's distraction
    “es viņus ciest nevaru, abus šos Laiviņus”, savu bardzību atvainodams, paskaidroja Vanags“I can't stand them, both these Laiviņš,” Vanags explained, excusing/justifying his severity

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