ārprāts

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ārs (outside) +‎ prāts (mind).

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NounEdit

ārprāts m (1st declension)

  1. madness, insanity (abnormal mental state characterized by mental processes going the wrong way, not reflecting reality)
    ārprāta lēkme — an attack of insanity
    viņu pārņēma ārprātsmadness overtook him, took hold of him
    ārprāta pārņemts cilvēks — a person consumed by madness
    kliegt kā ārprātā — to scream as if in madness (i.e., like a madman)
  2. nonsense, madness (something that does not make sense, that is not reasonable)
    ak tu ārprāts!nonsense! madness!
    tīrais ārprāts! — sheer nonsense, madness
    to darīt būtu ārprāts — to do that would be madness

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Last modified on 24 January 2013, at 08:08