kārs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *keh₂- (> Proto-Indo-European *kā-ro-s > Proto-Baltic *kāras).

Cognates include Old Norse hórr, Gothic 𐌷𐍉𐍂𐍃 (hōrs, adulterer) (from hōra-), Sanskrit चारु (cā́ru, pleasant, lovely), Latin cārus (dear, beloved).[1]

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Adjective[edit]

kārs (definite kārais, comparative kārāks, superlative viskārākais, adverb kāri)

  1. craving, covetous, thirsty or hungry (in the figurative sense)
    kārs pēc naudas, slavas, seksa...hungry for money, fame, sex...

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Verb[edit]

kārs

  1. 3rd person singular future indicative form of kārt
  2. 3rd person plural future indicative form of kārt

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “kārs”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN