ubags

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Latvian[edit]

Ubags

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing 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.).[1]

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Noun[edit]

ubags m (1st declension, feminine form: ubadze)

  1. (male) beggar (man who obtains his livelihood by begging)
    ubaga tarbabeggar's sack, pan
    ubaga dāvana — donation to beggar(s), alms
    lūgt ubaga dāvanas — to ask for alms (lit. beggar's donations), to beg

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References[edit]

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