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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From jauns (new) +‎ -ums.

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NounEdit

jaunums m (1st declension)

  1. newness, youth (the quality of being new, young; syn. jaunība)
    meitenes jaunumsthe girl's youth
  2. news, novelty (something recently invented, discovered, created, composed, published, something that happened recently)
    zinātnes jaunumiscience news, new scientific advances
    tehnikas jaunumitechnical, technological news, new technical, technological advances
    kora mūzikas jaunumichoir music news, new works
    viņš visu brīvo laiku klaiņoja pa grāmatu veikaliem, meklēdams literārus jaunumushe spent all his free time wandering through bookstores, looking for literary novelties
  3. something new, novelty (something that didn't exist before)
    jaunums “Vaidelotes” izrādē ir tas, ka pieccēlienu lugu teātris rāda ar vienu starpbrīdiwhat is new, the novelty in this performance of “Vaidelotes” is that the theater presented a five-act play with (only) one interval
  4. news (new facts, information)
    viņš apsprieda avīzē izlasītos sporta jaunumushe discussed sports news read on a newspaper
    a, tātad nu viņu ieliņā būs zobārste; tas ir liels jaunumsah, so now there will be a (female) dentist in their little street; this is big news

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