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jokot

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as joks (joke), made into a 2nd-conjugation verb stem (ending -ot). First attested in 18th-century sources.[1]

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VerbEdit

jokot intr., 2nd conj., pres. jokoju, joko, joko, past jokoju

  1. to joke, to jest, to make fun of something (to say or do something in order to amuse, to cause laughter)
    viņš mēdz jokot — he tends to joke
    viņš centās jokot, bet pats apjauta, ka joks nav izdevies — he tried to joke, but realized himself that the joke had failed
  2. to joke (to say or do something not meant to be taken seriously)
    tam nevar ticēt, viņš tikai joko — you can't believe that one, he only jokes
    to viņš teica jokodams — he said it jokingly (= not seriously)
    es jokoju, bet viņš nopietni atbildēja — I was (only) joking, but he answered seriously
  3. to joke, to play (to act recklessly, imprudently)
    nejoko ar indīgām vielām! — don't play (lit. joke) with poisonous substances!
    ar civēku jūtām nevar jokot — one can't play (lit. joke) with people's feelings

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ReferencesEdit

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