LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *keh₂- (> Proto-Indo-European *kéh₂-ro-s > Proto-Baltic *kāras).

Cognates include Old Norse hórr, Gothic 𐌷𐍉𐍂𐍃 (hōrs, adulterer) (from hōra-), Sanskrit चारु (cā́ru, pleasant, lovely), Latin cārus (dear, beloved).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

kārs (definite kārais, comparative kārāks, superlative viskārākais, adverb kāri)

  1. craving, covetous, thirsty or hungry (in the figurative sense)
    kārs pēc naudas, slavas, seksa...hungry for money, fame, sex...

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VerbEdit

kārs

  1. 3rd person singular future indicative form of kārt
  2. 3rd person plural future indicative form of kārt

ReferencesEdit

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