bagātība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bagāts (rich) +‎ -ība.

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bagātība f (4th declension)

  1. wealth (large amounts of valuable properties: goods, money, etc.)
    iegūt, sakrāt bagātībuto acquire, to save wealth
    izšķērdēt bagātībuto waste wealth
    dzīvot bagātībāto live in wealth (= to be rich)
    glabāt savu bagātību aiz atslēgasto keep one's wealth under lock and key
    man ir māja, par kuru man sola divpadsmit tūkstošus; skaidrā naudā man guļ uz procentiem desmit tūkstošu... tā ir liela bagātībaI have a house for which I've been promised twelve thousand; in cash I'll have about ten thousand after paying all taxes... this is a big wealth (= a fortune, a lot of money)
  2. wealth, abundance (a large amount of something)
    zem ozoliem Ilga paiet garām zīļu bagātībaiunder the oak trees Ilga went along a (great) wealth of acorns
  3. (usually in the plural) (mineral) riches, treasure (a certain amount of precious stones, metals, etc.)
    zelts, sudrabs, dārgakmeņi un citas bagātībasgold, silver, precious stones and other riches, treasures
    pašreiz pasaules lielākās dārgakmeņu bagātības atrodas Padomju Savienībacurrently the world's largest riches (= deposits) of precious stones are in the Soviet Union
  4. riches (resources of great economic importance)
    meži ir liela bagātībaforests are big (natural) riches
    ūdeņu bagātībasabundant water resources (lit. water riches)
    dabas bagātības: ogles un rūda, sāls, nafta, retie metāli...natural riches: coal and ore, salt, oil, rare metals...
  5. riches (precious mental skills or qualities)
    Raiņa idejas ir tik lielas, ka katram laikmetam ir ko ņemt no dzejnieka bagātībasRainis' ideas are so big that every era has something to take from his poetic riches
  6. richness (the quality of that which is rich, also figuratively)
    zivju bagātība upēsthe richness of fish in the rivers
    valodas bagātībarichness of language
    dvēseles bagātībarichness (= depth) of soul

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