See also: būtībā

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From būt(to be) +‎ -ība.

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NounEdit

būtība f (4th declension)

  1. essence (the deepest, most meaningful, most characteristic set of features of something)
    dzejas būtība‎ ― the essence of poetry
    izlemt jautājumu pēc būtības‎ ― to resolve the question by its essence, on its merits
    mainīties pašā būtībā‎ ― to change fundamentally, in one's very essence
    tu esi paviršs dialektiķis un nemīli iedziļināties lietu būtībā‎ ― you are a sketchy dialectician, (you) don't love to go into the essence of things
  2. essence (deepest spiritual content)
    ja cilvēks kādai lietai ar visu būtību tic tad viņ što arī panāk‎ ― if a person believes in something with all his/her essence, heart, then s/he will obtain it
  3. (in the locative, used adverbially) in essence, essentially, basically
    būtībā tā bija kļūda‎ ― in essence, basically that was a mistake
    atbilde būtībā bija pareiza‎ ― the answer was essentially correct
    pie galda policistam pēkšņi atraisījās mēle; izrādījās, ka būtībā viņš ir liels pļāpa‎ ― the officer at the desk suddenly loosened his tongue; it turned out that he essentially, in truth was a big talker

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