garlaicība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From garlaiks (boredom, tedium) +‎ -ība (with garlaiks from garš (long) +‎ laiks (time)), with k > c via palatalization.

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garlaicība f (4th declension)

  1. boredom, tedium (mental state characterized by lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm)
    jaunekli nospieda garlaicība; līdz septiņiem bija nedaudz vairāk par stunduboredom crushed the young man; until 7 (o'clock) there was a little more than an hour
  2. something that causes boredom, moments of boredom
    un tā nu likās: no ne visai priecīgajām bērnības dienu rūpēm dažkārt saņemts daudz vairāk nekā no šīm sēžu garlaicībām — and so it seemed: from the daily worries of a not completely happy childhood, more was obtained than from the boring stuff, boring moments of these meetings

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