nabadzīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nabags (poor) +‎ -īgs, with palatalization of g to dz.

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(file)

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nabadzīgs (def. nabadzīgais, comp. nabadzīgāks, sup. visnabadzīgākais; adv. nabadzīgi)

  1. poor (who lacks possessions, the means of surviving)
    nabadzīgs cilvēkspoor person
    nabadzīga tautapoor people (= ethnic group)
    nabadzīgi ļaudispoor people (= persons)
  2. (of territories) poor (whose inhabitants lack necessary possessions)
    nabadzīga sādžapoor village
    nabadzīgs ciematspoor village
    Kartagenas pilsēta bija nabadzīga the village of Cartagena was poor
  3. poor (in whose preparation important or necessary things were not used or were used insufficiently; which is less than it should be)
    nabadzīgs pusdienu galdspoor dining table
    nabadzīga virtuvepoor cuisine
    nabadzīgs maizes riecienspoor (= thin) slice of bread
    viņu kāzu galds bija nabadzīgs: Arvīda mātes ceptie rauši, zivis un pienstheir wedding table (= buffet) was poor: (only) Arvīds' mother's baked cakes, fish and milk
    Agnese iedomājās Ernas nabadzīgo vienistabas dzīvoklīti, kur virtuve pat ar sienu nebija atdalīta no istabas — Agnese imagined Erna's poor little one-room apartment, where the kitchen was not separated from the (sleeping) room (not even) with a wall
  4. poor (such that it has something important or necessary only in small, insufficient quantity)
    ar zivīm nabadzīgs ezersa lake poor in fish
    ar mežiem nabadzīgs apvidusa forest-poor area
    ziediem nabadzīgs dārzsa garden poor in flowers
  5. poor (without diversity in form, nuance, components)
    nabadzīga augu valstspoor plant realm (= flora)
    nabadzīga faunapoor fauna
    nabadzīga vārdu krājumspoor vocabulary (lit. word stock)
    nabadzīga bibliotēlapoor library
    nabadzīga krāsu gammapoor set of colors
    līdz tam uzskatīja, ka šajā baseinā galvenokārt atrodamas tikai nabadzīgas rūdas: kvarcītiup until then (they) thoguht that in that basin mostly poor ore, quartzite, could be found
    cilvēks, kas vienaldzīgs pret pasaulē notiekošo, ir garlaicīgs: viņa dzīve ir nabadzīga un tukšaa person who is indifferent to what happens in the world is boring: his life is poor and empty
  6. (of creativity) poor, one-sided, limited
    nabadzīga fantāzijapoor fantasy
    nabadzīga dzejapoor poetry
    nabadzīgi uzskatipoor beliefs, opinions
  7. (of character, personality) poor, shallow, insensitive
    cik jūsu dvēseles, ak, ir nabadzīgas!oh! how poor are your souls!

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