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bads

  1. plural of bad

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *bad-, from the o-grade bʰodʰ- of Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ- (to press, to bend) (whence also bēda, q.v.). The original meaning was probably “that which bends, presses (one's body),” from which “hunger”; cf. related Sanskrit बाधः (bādhaḥ, difficulty, obstacle). Cognates include dialectal Lithuanian bãdas.[1][2]

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bads m (1st declension)

  1. hunger, starvation, famine (a lack of sufficient food, especially for a long time; the accompanying feeling)
    mērdēt badāto starve (someone), to keep in hunger
    ciest baduto starve (lit. to suffer hunger)
    mirt badu, badāto die from hunger, in hunger
    novārgt aiz badato perish from hunger
    bada nāvedeath by starvation
    bada cietējs, badacietējshunger-sufferer (= hungry person)
    bada streikshunger strike
    meža zvēriem trūka barības... ceļu malās bieži atrada badā nobeigušos meža dzīvniekusthe forest animals lacked food... one could often see on the sides of trails forest animals dead from starvation
    pēc kāda laika izcēlās tanī pašā zemē liels bads... rudzu vairs nebija nevienam ne graudiņaafter some time a great famine broke out in this same land... there was not even a grain of rye left
  2. (figuratively) a lack of something perceived as important, essential; dearth, deprivation
    skābekļa badsoxygen deprivation
    miega badssleep deprivation
    grāmatu badsdearth of books
    audi un orgāni cukurslimniekam ir cukura badāthe tissues and organs of diabetics are deprived of sugar (lit. in sugar deprivation)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “bads”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN
  2. ^ http://www.baltistica.lt/index.php/baltistica/article/view/1130

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NounEdit

bads

  1. indefinite genitive singular of bad
  2. indefinite genitive plural of bad

VerbEdit

bads

  1. past tense passive of be.
  2. past tense passive of bedja.