bieds

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verb biedēt “to scare,” made into a masculine, 1st-declension noun (ending -s).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bieds m (1st declension)

  1. an entity, a phenomenon that causes, inspires fear; a threat
    kara biedsthe specter of war
    nāves biedsthe sepcter of death
    mieru visā pasaulē it sevišķi apdraud atomkara biedspeace in the world is particularly threatened by the specter of atomic war
    sludinātājs pievērsās pareģojumiem par drīzo pasaules galu, piešalkdams Rasmai ausis pilnas ar baismu un biedu stāstiemthe preacher focused on prophecies about the imminent end of the world, filling Rasma's ears with terrible, frightening stories

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “baidīt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN