neprāts

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- +‎ prāts (reason, understanding, mind).

Noun[edit]

neprāts m (1st declension)

  1. folly, (mental condition, in which a person acts foolishly)
    “ne karš, ne nelaimes gadījums nav vainīgi,” viņš sacīja; “vainīgs ir cilvēka neprāts“neither war, nor unhappy events are to blame,” he said; “the culprit is human folly
  2. folly, madness, absurd (behavior or actions that express such a condition)
    tāda rīcība ir tīrais neprātsthis conduct, behavior is pure folly
    viņš drāzās projām kā neprātāhe rushed away like a madman (lit. as if in madness)
    mīlēt, ienīst līdz neprātamto love, to hate passionately (lit. to madness)
    uzsākt kauju ar milzīgo armiju būtu neprātsto begin a battle with (such) a huge army would be madness, absurd
  3. craziness, madness (state of strong mental disorder)
    te es uzzināju, ka Valdis nošuts; pēc kapitulācijas izejot brīvē, es esot bijusi tuvu neprātamhere I found out that Valdis had been shot; having been in freedom after the capitualtion, I have been close to madness
  4. boldness, audacity
    jautrs un nebēdnīgs līdz neprātam, Ričs pāris stundās bez acīm redzama iemesla varēja ieslīgt bezcerīgā apātijāplayful and audaciously mischievous (lit. mischievous to audacity, to the point of being bold), Ričs could, in a couple of hours, without apparent reason, fall into hopeless apathy

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