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tagadne

See also: tagadnē

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EtymologyEdit

A neologism coined in 1869 from tagad (now) +‎ -ne by A. Kronvalds, at first in the form tagadiene, later on (in the 1870s} in its present form. As a grammatical term, it was first used by A. Stērste in 1879.[1]

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NounEdit

tagadne f (5th declension)

  1. present (the current time period; the circumstances of the current time period)
    tas ir tagadnes cilvēka lāsts — this is the curse of present-day man (lit. person)
    režisors pievērsies filozofiskiem vispārinājumiem, meklē dzīvo saikni starp vakardienu, šodienu un rītdienu, starp pagātni, tagadni un nākotni — the (film) director turned to philosophical generalizations, he looked for a living link between yesterday, today, and tomorrow, between the past, the present, and the future
  2. (linguistics, grammar) present tense (a verb form describing an action that happens in the present time, at the moment of speech)
    vienkāršā, saliktā tagadne — simple, compound present
    tagadnes lokāmais divdabis — inflected present participle

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