mirstīgs

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From mirt (present stem: mirst-) (to die) +‎ -īgs.

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mirstīgs (def. mirstīgais, comp. mirstīgāks, sup. vismirstīgākais; adv. mirstīgi)

  1. (usually of people) mortal (that which can die, is susceptible to death)
    visi cilvēki ir mirstīgiall people (= human beings) are mortal
    mirstīgas atliekasmortal coil, remains
    varbūt šepat, zem kājām, tai atmatas zemē slēpjas tādi brīnumi, kādus nevar pateikt neviens mirstīgs cilvēks?maybe here, underfoot, in this fallow land (there are) such wonders as no mortal person (= man) can say?
    šodien Rīgā pienāks vilciens ar Ausekļa mirstīgajām atliekām, uz mūža dusu aizveda dzejniekutoday the train with the mortal remains of Auseklis, the poet who passed away (lit. was taken to eternal sleep), will come to Rīga
  2. (definite forms, used as a noun) common, mere mortal; simple person
    tas nebija domāts mirstīgajiemthis was not thought (= created) for mere mortals
    lai arī zvejas vīri ir norūdījušies, viņu āda tomēr ir plāna, kā jebkuram mirstīgajam' though fishermen are hardened men, still their skin is thin, like (that of) any mere mortal
    vasarā izmeklētājs brauca uz jūru peldēties un dauzīja pludmalē volejbolu kā vienkāršs mirstīgaisduring the summer, the investigator went to the sea to swim and threw a volleyball around on the beach just like a mere mortal
    modei, ko ieviesa Anglijas galms, pamazām sāka sekot arī vienkāršie mirstīgiethe fashion introduced by the English court gradually began to be followed also by mere mortals

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