See also: nākotnē

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EtymologyEdit

From nāk(t)(to come) +‎ -otne. A neologism coined in 1869 by A. Kronvalds, initially in the form nākote, then nākatne. The modern form was later introduced by K. Valdemārs and F. Brīvzemnieks. As a grammatical term, it was first used by A. Stērste in 1879.[1]

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nākotne f (5th declension)

  1. future (time period after the present; circumstances to exist after the present, current ones)
    skaista, gaiš nākotne‎ ― beautiful, bright future
    tuvākā, tālākā nākotne‎ ― nearest, distant future
    nākotnes cilvēks‎ ― person of the future
    nākotnes cerības, uzdevumi‎ ― future hopes, tasks
    kāda tu būsi nākotnē?‎ ― what will you be like in the future?
  2. future (perspectives, prospects, possibilities, plans)
    mūsu bērnu nākotne‎ ― our children's future
    pilsētas nākotne‎ ― the future of the city
    šim uzņēmumam nav nākotnes‎ ― this company has no future
    meži ir mūsu nākotne'‎ ― the forests are our future
    kritiķi viņam pareģoja slavenu nākotni‎ ― the critics predicted a glorious (lit. famous) future for him
  3. (linguistics, grammar) future (verb form describing an action that will happen after the current time, after the time of speech)
    vienkāršā, saliktā nākotne‎ ― simple, compound future
    pārveidot darbības vārdu nākotnes formā‎ ― to put a verb in the future form

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ReferencesEdit

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