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ražot

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as raža (harvest), made into a second conjugation verb (ending -ot).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

ražot tr., 2nd conj., pres. ražoju, ražo, ražo, past ražoju

  1. to produce (to make, to create material goods, objects, substances, etc. with one's work)
    ražot preces tirgum — to produce goods for the market
    ražot automobiļus — to produce automobiles
    ražot kvalitatīvu produkciju — to produce quality products
    ražot lauksaimniecības produktus — to produce agricultural products
    hidroelektrostacija ik gadu ražo vairāk nekā 1 miljonu kilovatstundu elektroenerģijas — the hydroelectric plant produces every year more than 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity
  2. (colloquial, of people) to work
    viņš uzbilda Uldi: “kur tu ražo?” “lauksaimniecības mašīnu fabrikā” — he asked Uldis: “where do you produce (= work)?” “in the agricultural machine factory”
  3. (of bodies, organisms, their parts) to produce (to create substances, tissue, organs etc. by means of a physiological process)
    ražot sēklas, ogas — to produce seeds, berries
    aizkuņģa dziedzerī ir 2 šūnu veidi: alfa šūnas, kas producē glikogēnu, un beta šūnas, kas ražo insulīnu — the pancreas has two kinds of cells: alpha cells, which produce glycogen, and beta cells, which produce insulin
    čiekurus ražot priedes sāk tikai otrajā mūža gadu desmitā — connifers start producing pine cones only in the second decade of life
    plūmes ir ātraudzīgas, sāk ražot jau otrajā vai trešajā gadā pec stādīšanas — plums are fast-growing, they start producing (fruit) already in the second or third year after planting

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ReferencesEdit

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