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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as baidīt(to frighten, to scare) (q.v.), with an extra g (compare Lithuanian baigìnti(to frighten, to scream)). Cognates include Lithuanian dialectal baigus.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

baigs (def. baigais, comp. baigāks, sup. visbaigākais; adv. baigi)

  1. terrible, dreadful, depressive, grim; that which causes distressing, gloomy feelings and fears
    baigs ugunsgrēks‎ ― terrible fire
    baiga tumsa‎ ― terrible darkness
    baigs klusums‎ ― grim silence
    baiga vētra‎ ― terrible storm
    baiga kara postaža‎ ― terrible devastation of war
    baigs ierocis‎ ― terrible weapon
  2. feeling, mental states, etc. associated with something depressing, grim, or with fear
    baigas izjūtas‎ ― terrible feeling
    baigas gaidas‎ ― grim expectations
    baigs pārdzīvojums‎ ― grim experience
  3. (colloquial) very intense; very good
    viņš ir baigais peldētājs‎ ― he is a great swimmer
    baigi foršā ballīte, ko?‎ ― pretty nifty party, right?

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ReferencesEdit

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

LithuanianEdit