kārs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kā- [*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. (such that craves or covets) thirsty, hungry (figurative senses of these terms)
    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