See also: pärast



From pa- +‎ rast (to find), with its current meaning being derived from older meanings of the source stem.[1]


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parast (tr., 1st conj., pres. parodu, parodi, parod, past paradu)

  1. (generally used only in its active participial form paradis) to get used to something, to become accustomed to something (to be such that a certain action or activity has become normal, habitual)
    parast agri celtiesto be used to getting up early
    viņš bija paradis reizēm arī apsvērt un runāt lēnā garāhe was used to often judge and speak slowly
    es neesmu paradusi saņemt gan pelnītus, gan nepelnītus pārmetumusI am not in the habit of accepting either deserved or undeserved criticism
    krusttēvs bija paradis visus likteņa negaidītos un nepareizos pavērsienus sagaidīt ar cieņu un pilnīgu mieru(my) uncle was accustomed to accepting all of fate's expected or unexpected developments with respect and complete peace of mind


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