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See also: sarts


Sārts (1)

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to put in line, in sequence, to tie, to assemble), referring to the assembling of the wood for a bonfire, whence also sērt (to stack, pile grain (to dry)) and sers (grain to be threshed (in the barn)) (q.v.); sārts is derived from the verb with vowel gradation (compare vērt (to open, to close), vārti (gate(s))). Cognates include Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐍂𐍅𐌰 (sarwa, armor, weapons), Old High German saro (armor) (“assembled one”), Latin sors (lot, fate; divinatory stick) (genitive sortis; original meaning “sequence of little sticks”).[1]



sārts m (1st declension)

  1. large bonfire
    kraut sārtu — to load the bonfire
    aizdedzināt sārtu — to start, to ignite the bonfire

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Baltic *sartas, from Proto-Indo-European *ser-, *sor- (red, rosy, pink) with an extra suffix -t. Cognates include Lithuanian sar̃tas ((light) red, light brown (of horses)).[1]



sārts (def. sārtais, comp. sārtāks, sup. vissārtākais; adv. sārti)

  1. pale red, light red, pinkish red, reddish
    dzelteni sārts — yellowish red, pink
    rožaini sārts — rosy pink
    sārts ziedspink flower
    sārta sejarosy face
    sārti vaigirosy cheeks
    sārtas lūpasrosy, pink lips
    koši sārtas rozes — bright pink roses
    sārtais marmorspink marble
    sārts kā ābolsred as an apple (i.e., with rosy, healthy cheeks)
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  1. 1.0 1.1 “sārts” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7