karsts

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karsts

  1. plural form of karst

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karsts ?

  1. plural form of karst

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Etymology[edit]

From the (intransitive) verb karst (to heat up, to grow hot) (q.v.), of which it is the past participle. Cognates include Lithuanian karštas.[1].

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karsts (def. karstais, comp. karstāks, sup. viskarstākais; adv. karsti)

  1. hot (having relatively high temperature)
    karsts ūdens, ēdienshot water, food
    karsts gludeklishot iron (for ironing)
    karsta plītshot stove
    karstas smiltishot sand
    karsti garaiņihot vapors
    karsts vējšhot wind
    karstie avotihot springs
  2. hot (which irradiates a lot of heat)
    karsta saule, ugunshot sun, fire
  3. (time) hot (having relatively high air temperature)
    karsts pusdiena laikshot lunch time, noon
    karsts jūlijshot July
    karsts klimatshot climate
  4. (place) hot (where the temperature is (typically) relatively high)
    karsta pirts, istabahot bath, room
    karsts rūpnīcas cehshot factory (work)shop
    vilciena vagonā kļūst karsts — in the train car it gets hot
  5. hot (relating to high body temperature and the feelings it causes)
    man ir karsti — I am, feel hot
    karstas tirpashot tingling
    piepeši karsts vilnis iesitās galvā — suddenly a hot wave sank into (his) head
  6. hot (which is done by heating or takes place at high temperatures)
    karstā metināšanahot welding
  7. (of people, their actions) hot, hot-headed (having very strong, impatient character, temperament; temperamental, passionate; expressing such a character)
    viņš ir tik karsts un nikns — he is so hot and furious
    karsts rokas spiedienshot (= strong, emotional) handshake
    karsts skātienshot look
    karsti skūpstīt — to kiss hotly (= passionately)
    karsts gan esi, Vīranauda... bet jauniem ļaudīm tādiem vajag būthot, passionate you are, Vīranauda... but young people should be like that
  8. (of feelings, actions) hot, ardent, fervent, passionate
    karsta mīlestībahot (= passionate) love
    karsta vēlēšanāsardent, ardent desire
    karstas dusmashot anger
    karsti strīdihot, heated dispute
  9. (of places, times) hot, busy (where or when something happens intensively, e.g. war)
    karsta vietahot place, hot spot
    darbs kļuva aizvien karstāks — the work became increasingly hotter (= more intensive)
    viskarstākais ražas novākšanas laiks — the hottest (= busiest) time of the harvest

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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.