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teikt – Wiktionary



From Proto-Baltic *teyk-, apparently from Proto-Indo-European *tek-, *tēk- (to stretch (palms), to seize). Semantic evolution: “to stretch one’s arms, palms” → “to seize, to catch; to ask for (with a hand gesture)” → “to say one thing whereas asking for one thing, to ask for one thing orally” → “to say” (evaluate the which means of Danish tigge, Previous Swedish þiggja (to get, to seize; to ask for)). Cognates embody Lithuanian teĩkti (to want; to offer) (dialectally additionally “to say, to inform, to tell”), teĩgti, téigti (to claim, to say).[1]



teikt (tr., 1st conj., pres. teicu, teic, teic, previous teicu)

  1. to say, to inform (to specific one thing, particularly one thing brief, orally)

    teikt dažus vārdusto say just a few phrases

    teikt patiesībuto inform the reality

    teikt, sacīt labrītu (labdienu, labvakaru)to say good morning (good day, good night)

    teikt, sacīt paldiesto say thanks

    “neraudi, Zuze! un neļauj skuķiem brēkt”, Vilis aizsmacis teic“do not cry, Zuze! and do not let the youngsters scream,” Vilis says hoarsely

  2. to say, to inform (to make one thing recognized, to tell about one thing)

    ja kādu satiec, teic savu nelaimi un tiksi no tās vaļāwhen you meet, run into somebody, inform (him) your misfortune and you’ll get rid of it

  3. to say, to inform, to order, to warn

    “es jums teicu: ejiet ārā no veikala!” pārdevēja pacēla balsi“I informed you: get out of the shop!” the saleswoman raised her voice

    cik reižu nav teikts: mācies svešvalodaswhat number of instances is it mentioned: study international languages

  4. to say (to have and/or to specific an oppinion; to specific one thing in a murals, or in a written textual content)

    teikt, sacīt savu vārduto inform one’s opinion (lit. to say one’s phrase)

    “kas teica, ka tā būs atgriešanās pie individuālajām metodēm!” domāja Arturs“who/what mentioned that this will probably be a return to particular person strategies!” Arturs thought

  5. (within the debitive third particular person) it should be mentioned, it should be admitted, I’ve to say (that…)
    “guess jāteic”, vēzis turpināja, “ka, arī no ūdens izrauti, mani brāļi nekrita izmisumā”

    “however I’ve to say,” the crayfish continued, “that, even pulled out of the water, my brothers didn’t fall into despair”
  6. (figuratively) to say (to specific non-orally, with one’s actions, facial expressions, and so forth.)

    viņš paskatījās uz savu vecāko dēlu ar tādu skatienu, kas nepārprotami teica: “vajadzētu ņemt siksnu”he checked out his eldest son with a glance that clearly mentioned: “(I) ought to get (my) belt (to hit you)”

  7. (figuratively) to say (to be, to occur in such a means that some conclusion or info could be deduced, obtained)

    katrs nams, kad to apskatīja no augšas līdz apakšai, teica kaut ko jaunuevery home, when one checked out it from high to backside, mentioned one thing new

  8. (within the mixture neteikt nekā, neteikt neko) to not reproach, to not condemn, to not complain (lit. to say nothing)

    šoreiz viņa nekā neteica par visām meitenēm, kas staigā bez galvassegāmthis time she mentioned nothing about all the women who had been strolling round with out headgear

  9. (dated sense) to name, to contemplate (one thing as one thing else)

    visā pagastā Jāni ar Latiņu teic par laimīgu pāriin the entire parish (folks) say (= name) Jānis and Latiņa a contented couple

    un man ir vienalga, ka bērza malku stiprāku teicand I do not care that they say (= take into account) birch wooden stronger

  10. (dated sense) to reward, to exalt

    dažu rudeni, dažu pavasari Silabriedis pat teica dievu, kad ar muižu nepalika parādāsome autumn(s), some spring(s) Silabridis even praised god when the manor didn’t go in debt

Utilization notes[edit]

The verbs sacīt and teikt appear to be near-perfect synonyms. Word, nonetheless, that the current tense types of teikt are sometimes not used; the corresponding types of sacīt are way more frequent.



Derived phrases[edit]

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