cītība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cīst(ies) (to try) +‎ -ība, a less frequently used synonym (and ultimately also cognate) of censties (to try) (q.v.).[1]

Noun[edit]

cītība f (4th declension)

  1. industriousness, diligence, zeal (quality of one who is industrious, hard-working, diligent)
    apbrīnojama cītība — admirable zeal
    strādāt ar lielu cītību — to work with great diligence, dedication

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “censties” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7