nākotne

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From nāk(t) (to come) +‎ -otne. A neologism coined in 1869 by A. Kronvalds, initially in the form nākote, then nākatne. The modern form was later introduced by K. Valdemārs and F. Brīvzemnieks. As a grammatical term, it was first used by A. Stērste in 1879.[1]

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nākotne f (5th declension)

  1. future (time period after the present; circumstances to exist after the present, current ones)
    skaista, gaiš nākotnebeautiful, bright future
    tuvākā, tālākā nākotnenearest, distant future
    nākotnes cilvēksperson of the future
    nākotnes cerības, uzdevumifuture hopes, tasks
    kāda tu būsi nākotnē?what will you be like in the future?
  2. future (perspectives, prospects, possibilities, plans)
    mūsu bērnu nākotneour children's future
    pilsētas nākotnethe future of the city
    šim uzņēmumam nav nākotnesthis company has no future
    meži ir mūsu nākotne' the forests are our future
    kritiķi viņam pareģoja slavenu nākotnithe critics predicted a glorious (lit. famous) future for him
  3. (linguistics, grammar) future (verb form describing an action that will happen after the current time, after the time of speech)
    vienkāršā, saliktā nākotnesimple, compound future
    pārveidot darbības vārdu nākotnes formāto put a verb in the future form

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