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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From svars(weight) +‎ -īgs (with semantic change: “heavy” > “important”; the “heavy” sense is still sporadically attested).

AdjectiveEdit

svarīgs (def. svarīgais, comp. svarīgāks, sup. vissvarīgākais; adv. svarīgi)

  1. important, significant (which has great value, significance, impact)
    svarīgs lēmums, uzdevums‎ ― important decision, task
    svarīgs atzinums, notikums‎ ― important fiding, event
    svarīgs jautājums, arguments‎ ― important question, argument
    svarīga saruna‎ ― important conversation
    svarīgas ziņas‎ ― important news
    svarīgi viesi‎ ― important guests
  2. (of time periods) important, significant (when something of importance happened or may happen)
    svarīgs dzīves posms‎ ― an important stage of life
    svarīgi mirkļi dzīvē‎ ― important moments in life
  3. (of people) important, proud, having high social position
    izskatās viņi tik svarīgi, un tu esi ne vairāk kā sīks puteklītis viņu ceļā‎ ― they look so important, and you are no more than a tiny speck of dust on their way
  4. (rare) heavy
    nākt svarīgiem soļiem‎ ― to come with heavy steps

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