turība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tur(ēt) (to hold) +‎ -ība, in which turēt still has the meaning of “to have,” “to possess,” attested in folk tales and in older written sources.[1]

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turība f (4th declension)

  1. wealth, prosperity (situation, state in which there are good material conditions, with valuable possessions, property, money, etc.)
    strādnieku turība augthe wealth, prosperity of the workers is growing
    tikt pie turībasto get to wealth (= to become wealthy)
    pat šī necilā šķūnis stāsta par saimnieces turību: vienā galā smaržīga siena pants, otrā - augsta malkas grēdaeven this humble barn tells about the farmer's wealth: on one side, fragrant bunches of hay, on the other - a tall pile of firewood
    kad es precējos ar tavu tēvu, arī viņš bija vienkāršs pārdevējs veikalā, bet vēlāk tika pie turībaswhen I married your father, he was a simple salesman in a store, but later he came to wealth (= became wealthy)

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