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Ugunsgrēks

EtymologyEdit

From uguns (fire) +‎ grēks (sin). This is an old compound, already attested in 17th-century dictionaries; at that time, grēks did not have its current religious meaning; rather, it meant “misfortune, calamity, disaster,” a meaning still found in folk songs.[1]

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ugunsgrēks m (1st declension)

  1. (uncontrolled) fire; conflagration
    ugunsgrēka izcelšanāsfire outbreak
    meža ugunsgrēksforest fire
    ugunsgrēka trauksmefire alarm
    ugunsgrēka sekasconsequences of a fire
    dzēst ugunsgrēkuto extinguish a fire
    iet bojā ugunsgrēkāto die in a fire
    deg kādas mājas, un ugunsgrēks met padebešos savu liesmu atspīdumua house was burning, and the fire threw its flaming glare into the clouds

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