rasma

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See also: Rasma, rasmā, and Rasmā

Latvian[edit]

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Derived from the verb rast ‎(to find) +‎ -ma, following the same pattern as jaust ‎(to sense, to guess), jausma ‎(feeling, guess). It continues older meanings of this verb, related to “growth,” “growing” (cf. older and dialectal meanings of rasma such as “flourishing,” “yield,” “excellence”). Cognates include Lithuanian rasmė̃ ‎(quick growth, rich income, (harvest) yield).[1]

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rasma f (4th declension)

  1. (poetic) fruitfulness, fertility, fecundity; product
    tumšas augusta naktis; kāds svētīgs spēks tām, kāda rasma tās lielajai, mīkstajai rasai! — dark August nights; what holy power they have, what fecundity, product they are of this great, soft dew!

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  1. ^ “rasma” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7