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 zieds‎ ― pink flower
    sārta seja‎ ― rosy face
    sārti vaigi‎ ― rosy cheeks
    sārtas lūpas‎ ― rosy, pink lips
    koši sārtas rozes‎ ― bright pink roses
    sārtais marmors‎ ― pink marble
    sārts kā ābols‎ ― red as an apple (i.e., with rosy, healthy cheeks)
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit
Colors in Latvian · krāsas (layout · text)
     sarkans, sārts      zaļš      dzeltens      ?      balts
     {{{crimson}}}      ?      ?      ?      rozā
     ?      zils      oranžs      pelēks      ?
     melns      violets      brūns      ?      ?


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