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EtymologyEdit

A new word coined in the 1870s from jēg(t) (to know, to understand) +‎ -iens.[1]

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jēdziens m (1st declension)

  1. concept, idea (an abstraction that reflects an object or a phenomenon in its essential characteristics)
    laika jēdziensthe concept, idea of time
    jēdzienu klasifikācijaclassification of concepts, ideas
    jēdziena apjomsthe range, extension of a concept
    jēdziena satursthe contents of a concept
    pilsētas skaistums - tas ir plašs jēdziensthe beauty of a city, that is a broad concept
    ap pilīm auga nometnes, ko sauca par pils sētām... tā ar laiku radās vārds un jēdziens “pilsēta”camps grew around castles and were called castle fences (pils sētām)... with time this gave rise to the word and concept of “city” (pilsēta)
    mācību procesā skolēni no sajūtām un priekšstatiem pāriet uz jēdzieniem un vispārinājumiem, pāriet uz abstrakto domāsanuin the learning process, students move from feelings and ideas to concepts and generalizations, (they) move to abstract thought

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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “jēga”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN