cilvēcība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cilvēks (person, human being) +‎ -ība, with palatalization of k to c.

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Noun[edit]

cilvēcība f (4th declension)

  1. humaneness, humanity, compassion (the quality of one who is humane)
    mākslinieka darbi ir dziļa humānisma, lielas cilvēcības ideju caurstrāvoti — the artist's works are pervaded by a deep humanism, by ideas of great humaneness, compassion
    tautas alkst cilvēcībā un lielumā augt — nations long to grow in humaneness and in size
    cilvēcības balss, / ko ciešanas un liesmas kveldēja, / šai telpā atskan gaiša — the voice of humaneness, compassion, which suffering and flames made red-hot, sounds bright in this place (= a concert room)

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