nāvīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nāve (death) +‎ -īgs.

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nāvīgs (def. nāvīgais, comp. nāvīgāks, sup. visnāvīgākais; adv. nāvīgi)

  1. mortal, deadly, fatal (which causes death; very dangerous to life)
    nāvīgs ievainojums‎ ― fatal injury
    nāvīga gāze‎ ― deadly gas
    nāvīgi tvaiki‎ ― deadly fumes
    nāvīgs ierocis‎ ― mortal weapon
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) mortal; very serious, difficult
    nāvīgs ienaidnieks‎ ― mortal enemy
    ar nāvīgu naidu balsī saka: “Paņemiet savas mantas un vācieties!”‎ ― with a voice of deadly hatred he said: “pick up your things and get going!”
    nāvīgi smagi eksāmeni šopavasar: materiālu pretestība, teorētiskā mehānika, augstākā matemātika‎ ― mortally heavy (= hard, difficult) exams this spring: material resistance, theoretical mechanics, higher mathematics

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