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See also: rātnībā

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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From rātns (obedient, well-behaved) +‎ -ība.

NounEdit

rātnība f (4th declension)

  1. obedience, good behavior (the quality of one who is obedient, well-behaved)
    “turiet gan stingri, skolotāj, to manu delveri”, teica kāda māte, norādīdama uz zēniņu, kurā nebija redzams nekas no delverības, bet gan rātnība un paklausība“teacher, be very strict with him, my mischievous boy,” a certain mother said, pointing to a little boy from whom no mischieviousness was visble, only good behavior and obedience

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