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EtymologyEdit

From vēlēt (past stem: vēlēj-) (to wish) +‎ -ums.

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vēlējums m (1st declension)

  1. wish (that which one wishes to someone else)
    labi vēlējumigood wishes
    laimes vēlējumiluck, happiness wishes
    es toreiz vēl nezināju makšķernieku paražas un izbrīnījos par Ivara savādo vēlējumuI didn't know then the customs of fishermen and I was surprised by Ivars' strage wish
  2. wish, command (that which one wishes to happen)
    saskaņā ar tēva vēlējumu Ilja dodas uz Kijevu kalpot kņazam Vladimiramaccording to his father's wish, Ilja traveled to Kiev (Kyiv) to serve Prince Vladimir
    vēlējuma izteiksmesubjunctive or conditional (lit. wish) mood (in grammar)

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