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EtymologyEdit

From kur(t) (to light, to ignite) +‎ -ināt.

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kurināt

  1. 2nd person plural present indicative form of kurināt

kurināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. kurinu, kurini, kurina, past kurināju

  1. to light, to ignite (to make something start burning or producing heat)
    kurināt krāsni, plītito light an oven, a stove
    kurināt ugunito light the fire
    vai mēs tur kurināsim sārtu, tāpat kā kaimiņi?will we light a bonfire there, just like the neighbors?
  2. to heat (to burn fuel in a stove in order to create heat in a certain room, building, etc.)
    kurināt pirtito heat the bath, sauna
    visu ziemu mēs kurinām bērza malkuall winter we burn birch wood (for heating)
  3. (figuratively) to encourage, to incite
    kurināt naidu, karuto encourage hatred, war
    mākslīgi cariskais režims kurināja ienaidu tautu starpā, lai tās nevērstos pret pašiem apspiedējiemthe Czarist regime artificially incited (lit. lit, ignited) hatred between peoples, so that they would not turn against their oppressors

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