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A new term coined in the 1860s-1870s, from aiz- +‎ spriedums (judgment), with spriedums from spriest (past stem: spried-) (to judge) +‎ -ums, probably by K. Valdemārs and F. Brīvzemnieks. At that time, A. Kronvalds also proposed a term aizspriediens, which, however, never became popular.[1]




aizspriedums m (1st declension)

  1. prejudice, preconception (a previously made judgment about a situation, usually mistaken, often outdated, which has become an obstacle to reasonable behavior; an often mistaken negative opinion)
    reliģiski aizspriedumireligious prejudices
    būt bez aizspriedumiemto have no prejudices
    ignorēt aizspriedumusto ignore prejudices
    pārvarēt aizspriedumusto overcome prejudices
    atrasties aizspriedumu varāto be in the power of prejudices
    cīnīties ar veciem aizspriedumiemto fight against old prejudices
    aizspriedumi pret jaunām metodēmprejudice against new methods
    Indijā vēl nav pārvarēts aizspriedums, ka pērtiķis ir svēts dzīvnieksin India, the prejudice that monkeys are holy animals has not yet been overcome


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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “aizspriedums”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN