censīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From censt(ies) (to try) +‎ -īgs. The standard stem for this verb has š (es cenšos, “I try”), but dialectally also t (es centos), which explains why there are derived forms with t, like centīgs, centība (zeal), and with s, like censonis (striver, fighter, assiduous person) or sacensība (competition) (and also, coloquially, censīgs, censība).[1]

Adjective[edit]

censīgs (def. censīgais, comp. censīgāks, sup. viscensīgākais; adv. censīgi)

  1. (colloquial) industrious, diligent, zealous; alternative form of centīgs

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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