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Borrowed from Old East Slavic думати (dumati) (cf. Russian ду́мать (dúmatʹ)), apparently together with doma (thought) (q.v.); both words are first mentioned in 17th-century sources.[1]




domāt (tr. or intr., 2nd conj., pres. domāju, domā, domā, past domāju)

  1. to think (cognitive activity whereby one goes over facts, ideas, impressions, feelings etc. so as to reach decisions, conclusion, understanding)
    loģiski domātto think logically
    lēni domātto think slowly
    domāt par dzīves mērķito think about the purpose of life
    viņš domāja, ko darīthe thought about what to do
    priecājās un domāja par to, kad viņš īsti bijis laimīgāks(he) rejoiced and thought about when he had really been happier (than now)
  2. to think (to create images in one's mind, based on memory, imagination, etc.; to remember, to relive, to imagine)
    domāt par nākotnito think about the future
    domāt par aizvadīto dienuto think about the past day
    domāt par redzētajiem cilvēkiemto think about the people (one) has seen
    domāt par tikšanos ar draugiemto think about a meeting with friends
    droši vien arī viņš patlaban domā par savu tēvu vai mātihe is probably now thinking about his father or mother
  3. to think, to have the opinion, to be convinced (that...)
    es domāju, ka viņš nav vainīgsI think that he is not guilty
    ko tu par to domā?what do you think about that?
    tēvocis visu, ko domāja, pateica skaidri un atklātiuncle said everything he thought, clearly and openly
  4. to think about, to care about, to take care of
    domāt par saviem bērniemto think about one's children
    domāt par savu āduto think about one's skin / (figuratively) to watch one's back, think of one's survival
    tik viena vienīgā tu esi, māmiņa... tu, mani mīlējot, par sevi nedomāyou are the only one, mother... you, loving me, don't think about yourself
  5. to think, to intend, to plan, to prepare (to do something)
    es domāju palikt mājāsI think (= intend) to stay home
    svētku priekšvakaru viņš bija domājis pavadīt viensthe eve of the holiday he had thought (= planned) to spend alone
    kuram no mums tas bija domāts?for which one of us was this thought (= meant, intended, planned)?
    nav ko domātthere is nothing to think (= plan, intend; i.e., it is not possible)
    nav ko domāt sadzīvot ar Kaspariemthere is nothing to think (= it is not possible) to live with Kaspars
  6. to mean, to intend
    vai tas ir domāts man?is (~ was) this meant for me?


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