See also: tagadnē


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Coined by Atis Kronvalds in 1869, from tagad (now) +‎ -ne, at first in the form tagadiene, later on (in the 1870s} in its present form. As a grammatical term, it was first used by A. Stērste in 1879.[1]


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tagadne f (5th declension)

  1. present (the current time period; the circumstances of the current time period)
    tas ir tagadnes cilvēka lāststhis is the curse of present-day man (lit. person)
    režisors pievērsies filozofiskiem vispārinājumiem, meklē dzīvo saikni starp vakardienu, šodienu un rītdienu, starp pagātni, tagadni un nākotnithe (film) director turned to philosophical generalizations, he looked for a living link between yesterday, today, and tomorrow, between the past, the present, and the future
  2. (linguistics, grammar) present tense (a verb form describing an action that happens in the present time, at the moment of speech)
    vienkāršā, saliktā tagadnesimple, compound present
    tagadnes lokāmais divdabisinflected present participle



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