izdarība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From izdar(īt) (to perform, to carry out) +‎ -ība (with izdarīt from iz- +‎ darīt (to do, to make)).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

izdarība f (4th declension)

  1. ability, capacity, diligence, efficiency (the quality of one who is able, capable, efficient, not lazy)
    šai darbā vajadzīga izdarība un operativitātein this work, diligence and operativity (= efficiency) are necessary
    “man atkal taisni trūkst Mirdzas izdarības”, aizbildinājās Zenta; “daudz ko izdomāju, bet tā arī paliek”“once again I miss Mirdza's diligence, efficiency,” Zenta complained; “I have a lot of ideas, but they remain so (= undone)”
  2. action, activity, performance, doing (something performed, acted, deliberately carried out, especially when unusual or surprising)
    neciešamas izdarībasintolerable actions, behavior
    man viņa izdarības sen apnikušsI have long ago grown tired of his doings
    viņš ar vieglu smaidu sejā iet pie bufetes, un Biruta vērīgi seko viņa izdarībām... “ko tu esi sagudrojis?” viņa skarbi jautāhe went to the buffet with a light smile on (his) face, and Biruta watched his actions attentively... “what have you come up with?” (= what game are you playing?) she asked bluntly
  3. (traditional) performance, (traditional) activity, ritual (some peculiar traditional actions, especially as part of a ceremony or ritual)
    kāzas senāk svinēja ar visādām izdarībāmin ancient times, weddings were celebrated with all kinds of performances, rituals
  4. (of animals) performance, behavior (a peculiar behavior or set of behaviors)
    putni neveikli lēkā, sit spārnus, staipa kaklus; tādā veidā tēviņš grib pievērst sev mātītes uzmanību... visas šīs dzērvju izdarības ir ļoti komiskasthe birds jump awkwardly, flutter their wings, stretch their necks; in this manner, the male wants to attract the attention of the female... all these performances (done) by the cranes are very comical

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