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See also: luk, Luk, łuk, -luk, luk-, Luk., and -lük

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the imperative form lūko! of the verb lūkot (to try; to look for).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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InterjectionEdit

lūk

  1. look! there it is! (used to draw the listener's attention to something visible)
    lūk, kur arī tēvocis Andrejs!look! there is uncle Andrejs!
    un beidzot, lūk! tur nu viņa atkal nācaand finally, look: there she came back!
    lūk, te, te grāvim jāiet upē!look, here, here the ditch most go, in the river!
  2. here, here is..., here is what, you see... (used to draw the listener's attention to, or to emphasize, something said or written)
    jūs esat vesels un vairs pie mums slimnīcā neiegriezīsieties; lūk, tāyou are healthy and will not come back to us in the hospital anymore; here, that's it.
    kā, ko darīt? audzināt lielus zēnus, lūk, kowhat do you mean, what do we do? bring up the big boys, that's what!
    man, lūk, tāds untums: nevaru paciest, ka Mālniekos, kamēr man acis vaļa, nevalda kārtībaI have, you see, one quirk: I can't tolerate, with my eyes open (i.e., while I watch), that there is no order in Mālnieki
    vai tās bija magones vai kādi citi ziedi, ir nesvarīgi tagad, svarīgi, lūk, kas: zieds paliek zieds, tam savā laikā sēklās jāpārtopwhether those were poppy flowers or some other kind is not important now; here is what is important: a flower remain a flower, in due time it has to turn into seeds

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “lūkot”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7