baigs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as baidīt (to frighten, to scare) (q.v.), with an extra g (compare Lithuanian baigìnti (to frighten, to scream)). Cognates include Lithuanian dialectal baigus.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

baigs (def. baigais, comp. baigāks, sup. visbaigākais; adv. baigi)

  1. terrible, dreadful, depressive, grim; that which causes distressing, gloomy feelings and fears
    baigs ugunsgrēksterrible fire
    baiga tumsaterrible darkness
    baigs klusumsgrim silence
    baiga vētraterrible storm
    baiga kara postažaterrible devastation of war
    baigs ierocisterrible weapon
  2. feeling, mental states, etc. associated with something depressing, grim, or with fear
    baigas izjūtasterrible feeling
    baigas gaidasgrim expectations
    baigs pārdzīvojumsgrim experience
  3. (colloquial) very intense; very good
    viņš ir baigais peldētājs — he is a great swimmer
    baigi foršā ballīte, ko?pretty nifty party, right?

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “baigs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Lithuanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

baigs

  1. third-person singular future tense of baigti.
  2. third-person plural future tense of baigti.