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From Proto-Baltic *riež-, *raiž-, from earlier *reiž-, from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to scratch, to tear, to cut) (whence also rieva (wrinkle), quod vide), with an extra element ǵ. The original meaning was probably “cut,” from which “piercing, stabbing pain” and then “worry, anxiety.” Cognates include Lithuanian ráižyti, raižýti (to cut, to slice, to pierce), Polish rznąć (to cut). A minority view suggests a different source for this word: Proto-Indo-European *wrēǵ- (to break) (with *ē → *eiai), whence also Lithuanian rė́žti (to cut), Russian резать (rézat’, to cut).[1]


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raize f (5th declension)

  1. concern, worry (negative emotional state caused by unpleasant circumstances which one has to endure or try to prevent)
    ikdienas raizeseveryday worries, concerns
    lielas raizesmajor concerns
    sagādāt daudz raižuto cause many concerns
    rūpes un raizesworries and concerns (i.e., a sequence of bad events)
    viņš nesajuta nedz raizes, nedz nemieru, viņa sirds kā laiva peldēja pa svētdienīgu gaišumuhe felt no worries, no anxiety, his heart floated like a boat in the holiday air
    es esmu slikts cilvēks, es tev darītu raizes, bet es tevi mīļotuI am a bad person, I would give you worries, but I would love you
    Žuburs domāja par meičas raižu pilno skatienu, viņš visos sīkumos atcerējās viņas sejas izteiksmiŽuburs thought about the girl's concerned (lit. full of concern) look, he remembered every detail or her facial expression
    kad Jānis uzticēja mātei savas raizes par skolām, viņas padoms bija citāds nekā tēvamwhen Jānis trusted his mother with his concerns about the schools, her advice was different from (his) father's

Usage notesEdit

The plural forms of this word are much more frequently used than the singular forms.



Derived termsEdit


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