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dīvainība

See also: dīvainībā

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EtymologyEdit

From dīvains (strange, peculiar) +‎ -ība (with dīvains from dīvs (fantastic creature) +‎ -ains).

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dīvainība m (1st declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) strangeness, oddness, peculiarity (the quality of that which is strange)
    pati teātra ēka rosināja prātu ar savu dīvainību; tā atgādināja senās grieķu celtnesthe very theater building stimulated the mind with its strangeness; it recalled ancient Greek buildings
    ikvienu, kas šajā kabinetā ienāca pirmo reizi, pārsteidza vēl šāda dīvainība: nekas te nebija īsti ne aizvērts, ne noslēgtseveryone who entered this office for the first time was surprised by the same oddity: nothing there was really closed or locked
  2. (usually in the plural) strange actions, habits, opinions; peculiarities, oddities
    viņi jau bija ar viņa dīvainībām apradušithey were already used to his oddities
    neraugoties uz Ķipāna rakstura dīvainībām, neraugoties uz to uzskatu jucekli un stulbajām teorijām, kas mājoja viņa smadzenēs, Ķipāns tomēr bija saglabājis zināmu godaprātu un atklātībudespite Ķipāns' character peculiarities, despite the entangled ideas and stupid theories that dwelled in his brain, Ķipāns had still managed to keep some honesty and openness

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