See also: sarts


Sārts (1)

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ser- ‎(to put in line, in sequence, to tie, to assemble), referring to the assembling of the wood for a bonfire, whence also sērt ‎(to stack, pile grain (to dry)) and sers ‎(grain to be threshed (in the barn)) (q.v.); sārts is derived from the verb with vowel gradation (compare vērt ‎(to open, to close), vārti ‎(gate(s))). Cognates include Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐍂𐍅𐌰 ‎(sarwa, armor, weapons), Old High German saro ‎(armor) (“assembled one”), Latin sors ‎(lot, fate; divinatory stick) (genitive sortis; original meaning “sequence of little sticks”).[1]



sārts m (1st declension)

  1. large bonfire
    kraut sārtu — to load the bonfire
    aizdedzināt sārtu — to start, to ignite the bonfire

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Baltic *sartas, from Proto-Indo-European *ser-, *sor- ‎(red, rosy, pink) with an extra suffix -t. Cognates include Lithuanian sar̃tas ‎((light) red, light brown (of horses)).[1]



sārts (def. sārtais, comp. sārtāks, sup. vissārtākais; adv. sārti)

  1. pale red, light red, pinkish red, reddish
    dzelteni sārts — yellowish red, pink
    rožaini sārts — rosy pink
    sārts ziedspink flower
    sārta sejarosy face
    sārti vaigirosy cheeks
    sārtas lūpasrosy, pink lips
    koši sārtas rozes — bright pink roses
    sārtais marmorspink marble
    sārts kā ābolsred as an apple (i.e., with rosy, healthy cheeks)
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit
Colors in Latvian · krāsas (layout · text)
     sarkans, sārts      brūns      dzeltens      zaļš      ?      zils      ?
     rozā      oranžs      ?      ?      ?      ?      ?
     violets      ?      melns      pelēks      balts


  1. 1.0 1.1 “sārts” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
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