gards

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

gards

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an old verb *gart (to heat, to grow hot), from the same stem as garša (tatse) and gars (spirit; vapor, steam) (q.v.), with an extra suffix -d. The original meaning was presumably “heated” (e.g., cooked on a fire) > “prepared, ready” > “tasty.”[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

gards (definite gardais, comparative gardāks, superlative visgardākais, adverb gardi)

  1. tasty, delicious (having pleasant taste)
    gards ēdiensdelicious food
    gardas ogasdelicious berries
    gards siersdelicious cheese
    gardas pusdienasdelicious lunch
  2. (figuratively) delicious, delightful (causing pleasant feelings)
    gardi smieklidelicious, delightful laughter

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “gards” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
Last modified on 19 March 2014, at 06:37