indēt

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See also: indet and indet.

Latvian[edit]

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From inde (poison), made into a 2nd-conjugation verb.

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indēt tr., 2nd conj., pres. indēju, indē, indē, past indēju

  1. (imperfective) to poison, to try to kill with poison
    indēt peles, žurkas, mušasto poison mice, rats, flies
    sekretāru vairākas reizes mēģināja nonāvēt: uz viņu šāva, viņu indēja ar arsēnu...they tried several times to kill the secretary: they shot at him, poisoned him with arsenic...
  2. (imperfective) to poison (to disturb, to weaken the functioning of the organism with poisonous substances)
    smēķētāju gadiem indējis nikotīnsnicotine has poisoned the smoker for years
    indēt sevi ar akoholuto poison oneself with alcohol
  3. (figuratively) to poison (to have bad effects or influence on people)
    taču pats skolas gars - literatūra, dabas zinātnes, vēstures izpratne - darīja savu, indēja mūs ar šovinismu, rasismubut the very school spirit (teaching) - literature, natural sciences, historical studies - had its effect, (it) poisoned us with chauvinism, racism

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