turīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tur(ēt) (to hold) +‎ -īgs, 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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Adjective[edit]

turīgs (definite turīgais, comparative turīgāks, superlative visturīgākais, adverb turīgi)

  1. (of people) well off, rich, wealthy (having good material conditions, having many valuable possessions)
    turīgs cilvēkswealthy person
    turīga ģimenewealthy family
    kļūt turīgamto become rich, wealthy
    Par Mežkalnu tēvu runājot, jāsaka, ka viņš bija turīgs' saimnieksspeaking about father Mežkalns (= the head of the Mežkalns family), it must be said that he was a wealthy farmer
  2. (of life, time periods) wealthy, rich (having to do with, characterized by, good material circumstances, material goods, property)
    turīga dzīve, nākotnewealthy life, future

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References[edit]

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