gards

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See also: gärds and gårds

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gards

  1. plural of gard

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Romanization[edit]

gards

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an old verb *gart(to heat, to grow hot), from the same stem as garša(tatse) and gars(spirit; vapor, steam) (q.v.), with an extra suffix -d. The original meaning was presumably “heated” (e.g., cooked on a fire) > “prepared, ready” > “tasty.”[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

gards (def. gardais, comp. gardāks, sup. visgardākais; adv. gardi)

  1. tasty, delicious (having pleasant taste)
    gards ēdiens‎ ― delicious food
    gardas ogas‎ ― delicious berries
    gards siers‎ ― delicious cheese
    gardas pusdienas‎ ― delicious lunch
  2. (figuratively) delicious, delightful (causing pleasant feelings)
    gardi smiekli‎ ― delicious, delightful laughter

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References[edit]

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