From ie- +‎ art (to plow).




ieart tr. or intr., 1st conj., pres. iearu, iear, iear, past iearu

  1. to cover with earth while plowing; to plow into the earth (so that it is covered with earth)
    ieart zemē mēslus‎ ― to plow manure into the earth
    ieart kartupeļus, nezāles‎ ― to plow potatoes, weeds in (so as to cover them with earth)
    kūtsmēslus... var ieart rudenī vai pavasarī — one can plow in manure in autumn or in spring
  2. to drive (something) into (earth, water, etc.)
    straume pienesa plostu pie malas; plostnieks nokāpa un ieara plosta arklu zemē‎ ― the strem brought the raft to the shore; the rafter came down and plowed the raft into the earth
    tad pārcēlājs pēkšņi iear airi ūdenī, ar milzu spēku notur laivu uz vietas‎ ― then the ferryman suddenly plowed the oars into the water and with great strength kept the boat on the (same) place (= immobile)
    rudais runcis Mika dziļi iear nagus zēna segā‎ ― the red-haired cat Mika plowed (his) nails deep into the boy's face
  3. to make furrow-like fissures, grooves (on a surface) with some moving object
    āķa gals iearis smiltīs dziļu rievu‎ ― the tip of the hook plowed a deep groove into the sand
    laivas vairs nebija... tikai smiltīs iearta rieva norādīja, ka tā iedzīta atpakaļ ezerā‎ ― the boat was no longer (there)... only the groove plowed into the sand showed that it (= boat) had been driven back into the lake
  4. (rare) to move into some place while plowing
    ieart kaimiņdaļā‎ ― to plow into the neighbor's lot
  5. (syn. aizart) to begin (but not finish) plowing
    iearts lauks, tīrums‎ ― a plowed (but not finished) field



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