mīlība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mīl(ēt} (to love) +‎ -ība. In 16th- and 17th-century sources, mīlība was apparently synonymous with mīlestība; later own their meanings were differentiated.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mīlība f (5th declension)

  1. lovingness, loveliness, kindness, niceness
    viņš skatās uz Baibu ar tik labvēlīgi piedodošu mīlību kā māte uz savu trīsgadīgo bērnuhe looks at Baiba with such kind, forgiving lovingness as a mather at her three-year-old child
    “cik jums gadu?” vecītis ar mīlību uzrunāja Emīliju“how old are you?” the old man, with kindness, said to Emīlija
  2. (dated sense, current synonyms: mīlestība, mīla) love
    Lapas Mārtiņš zina, kas tautai šais laikos vajadzīgs: pacilāts prāts tēvijas mīlestībai un saldas mīlības jušanasLapas Mārtiņš knows what the people need in these times: elevated minds for patriotic love, and the sensibility of sweet love

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “mīlēt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7