modrība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From modrs (vigilant, watchful, alert; busy, lively) +‎ -ība

Noun[edit]

modrība f (4th declension)

  1. vigilance, watchfulness, alertness (the state or quality of one who is vigilant, watchful, alert)
    bankas direkotra amats prasīja modrību visās lietāsthe work of a bank director demands vigilance in all things
    maluzvejniekam ar lūša modrību jāvēro, vai no upes neizpeldēs inspekcijas kutera maststhe illegal fisherman must watch with a lynx' vigilance, alertness (to see) if the mast of an inspection boat is sailing from the shore
    viņa vērīgā, pastāvīgā modrībā ievingrinātā acs uzreiz manīja, ka uz ielām kaut kas nav tā kā citus vakarushis eyes, strengthened by constant watchful vigilance, immediately noticed that on the streets something was not as in other evenings
  2. liveliness, activity (the state or quality of one who is active, busy, lively)
    Anužai bija atnācis jaunības jautrums un modrībaAnuža felt (again) the cheerfulness and liveliness of youth

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