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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A 19th-century neologism, coined from turp (further) +‎ -ināt, by A. Kronvalds in 1872. He also coined the derived term turpinājums. At first referring only to the continuation of written texts (e.g., the continuation of stories printed in a magazine), this word soon had its meaning broadened to other areas.[1]

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VerbEdit

turpināt

  1. 2nd person plural present indicative form of turpināt

turpināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. turpinu, turpini, turpina, past turpināju

  1. to continue, to go on doing (something), to not interrupt (something)
    turpināt adīt zeķito continue knitting the socks
    es tomēr turpināju steidzīgi iet, baidīdamies, ka svešais mani uzrunāsyet I continued to go hurriedly, fearing that a stranger (might) address me
    kad kartupeļi ir pusmīksti, tiem pārlej karstu pienu un turpina vārīšanuwhen the potatoes are half soft, pour the hot milk (on) them and continue cooking
  2. to continue realizing (an event, action), making it (something) happen uninterruptedly; also, to continue after an interruption, to go to the next phase
    turpināt darbu, studiju, izglītībuto continue (one's) work, study, education
    turpināt streikuto continue the strike
    turpināt treniņusto continue the training
    turpināt pārtraukto cīņuto continue the interrupted fight, struggle
    ģimenes apstākļu dēļ viņa aizgāja no desmitās klases un sāka strādāt, turpinot mācības vakarskolāfor family reasons she left (school at) the tenth grade and started working, continuing her education in the night school
    dzīves jēga ir dzīvību turpinātthe meaning of life is to continue living
  3. (of texts, utterances, thoughts, images, etc.) to continue, to proceed to the following part, the next stage
    turpināt stāstījumuto continue the narrative
    turpināt stāstuto continue the story
    turpināt stāstīt, rakstītto continue telling, writing
    turpināt iesākto domuto continue an (already) started thought
    “tu kādreiz aicināji mani ciemā”, Valdis beidzot atrada sarunas ievadījumu; “jā, kādreiz aicināju...” Agnese atbildēja; “un nu es atnācu”, viņš turpināja“you once invited me here,” Valdis finally found a conversation started; “yes, I did...” Agnese answered; “and now I have come,” he continued
  4. to continue (to ensure that a tradition, a habit, etc. will not stop, will exist further on)
    viņa ir viena no tām māksliniecēm, kas vispārliecinošāk turpina Drāmas teātra aktieru skolas tradīcijasshe is one of those artists who most convincingly continue the tradition of the school of drama theater actors
    “bet mums taču aug bērni, mīļais Ērik!” Nate vēl centās vīru pārliecināt; “tie mūsu darbu turpinās tālāk” — “but we do have children, dear Ēriks!” Nate still tried to convince (her) husband; “they will continue our work further”

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ReferencesEdit

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