bāris

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See also: baris, barış, and Barış

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as bārs (lonely) (q.v.), made into a second declension masculine noun (ending -is).[1]

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bāris m (2nd declension, feminine form: bāre)

  1. (rare, usually genitive) (male) orphan (a boy who has lost one or both parents)
    bāra bērns, bārabērnsorphan child
    kļūt par bārito become an orphan
    netrūkst starp viņiem arī bāra bērnu, kam karš nolaupījis mātes glāstu un tēva padomuamong them, thereis no shortage of orphan children, from whom the war stole (their) mother's caresses and (their) father's advice

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References[edit]

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