gardums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gards ‎(delicious) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

gardums m (1st declension)

  1. tasty food or drink; a culinary treat, delight
    kā var atraidīt tādu gardumu kā tīru rudzu maizi? — how can one reject such a treat as pure rye bread?
    no medus izgatavo dažādus gardumus: cepumus, konfektes, dzērienus... — from honey (one) makes several treats: cookies, candy, drinks...
    uz galda starp parastajiem pavasara gardumiem: salātiem, redīsiem, burkāniņiem un citiem dārzājiem, ir arī dateles, apelsīni un mandarīni — on the table, among the usual spring treats: lettuce, radishes, carrots and other vegetables, there are also dates, oranges, and tangerines
  2. (usually in the singular) tastiness, deliciousness (the quality of that which is tasty, delicious)
    ēdiena gardums — the tastiness, deliciousness of the food

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