Borrowed from Old East Slavic убогъ (ubogŭ, “poor”) (cf. Old Church Slavonic убогъ (ubogŭ, “beggar”), and also Russian убогий (ubogij, “very poor; crippled”)), first attested in 17th-century dictionaries. The basic Slavic stem of this word is the same as in nabags (q.v.).
ubags m (1st declension, feminine form: ubadze)
- (male) beggar (man who obtains his livelihood by begging)
ubaga tarba ― beggar's sack, pan
ubaga dāvana ― donation to beggar(s), alms
lūgt ubaga dāvanas ― to ask for alms (lit. beggar's donations), to beg