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skatīt

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally the iterative-causative form of an unattested verb skast “to jump” (cf. Lithuanian skàsti “to tackle eagerly, to move around, to stir up, to liven up”, archaic “to jump”, and Lithuanian dialectal skatínti “to urge”), from Proto-Baltic *sket-, *skat-, from Proto-Indo-European *skel- (maybe *skēl-) “to jump, to swirl.” The semantic evolution was probably: “to jump around” > “to be active, alert” > “to pay attention, to observe” > “to watch, to see.” Cognates include Lithuanian skãtytis, skatýtis (to look around; to look for), Latin scateō (to bubble, to flow forth, to gush; to be plentiful, to abound).[1]

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VerbEdit

skatīt tr., 3rd conj., pres. skatu, skati, skata, past skatīju

  1. to look at, to see (to perceive something visually, usually in order to obtain information from it, to become familiar with it)
    skatīt gaismu — to see, to look at the light
    skatīt pilsētas apkaimi — to see (= examine) the city area
    medicīnas māsa bija viņam iedvesusi ticību, ka viņš skatīs sauli, lai arī cik grūti būtu pašreiz — the nurse had inspired in him the belief that he would see the sun, no matter how difficult it would be now
    caur logu mēs skatījām - un redzējām — through the window we looked - and we saw (it)
    no pakalna skatot, redzam Latvijas ainavu ar birzīm, ezeriem, māju puduriemlooking from the hill, we saw the Latvian landscape with (its) woods, lakes, groups of houses
  2. to see, to watch (to appreciate visually a work of art; to follow an activity, a game, etc.)
    skatīt skulptūras — to see sculptures
    skatīt filmas — to see, watch movies
    skatīt sporta sacensības — to see sports events, competitions
    skatīt televīzias pārraidi — to see a television show, broadcast
    esmu skatījis daļu no Mikelandželo gleznām un skulpturām — I have seen part of Michelangelo's paintings and sculptures
  3. to see, to watch (to imagine in one's mind)
    ārste domās skata operācijas gaitu no sākuma līdz bezcerīgajam noslēgumam — the doctor saw, watched in (her) thoughts the progress of the operation, from beginning to hopess end
  4. to see, to check, to examine (to evaluate visually)
    nezinādams, ko tālāk teikt, Ostnieks apsēdās pie galda un sāka skatīt pasi: “Teodors Riņķa... Rīga... Ezera ielā...” — not knowing what more to say, Ostnieks sat down at the table and started checking the passport: “Teodors Riņķa... Riga... Ezera street...”
    māsa Gārša stāstīja, ka Egle ilgus gadus ar rentgenu skatījis slimnieku plaušas — nurse Garša told how Egle (for) many years had examined the patients' lungs with X-rays
  5. to see (as), to analyze, to evaluate
    Eduards Veidenbaums teoriju neatrauj no prakses, viņš abas tās skata ciešā vienībā — Eduards Veidenbaums did not separate theory and practice, he saw both in tight union (= as tightly connected)
    Emīla Dārziņa atstāto garīgo mantojumu skatīsim divos atsevišķos aspektos: vispirms daiļrades pausto estētiku jeb poētiku, pcē tam estētikos uzskatus — we will see (= evaluate) Emīla Dārziņa's spiritual heritage in two independent aspects: first, the aesthetics or poetics expressed in the creative work (itself); after that, the aesthetic beliefs

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