ciemiņš

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ciems (village), with an old suffix *-in (not a diminutive); the original meaning was probably “village dweller” (compare Latin vīcus (group of houses, neighborhood, village), vīcīnus (neighbor)).[1]

Noun[edit]

ciemiņš m (1st declension)

  1. guest, visitor
    gaidīts ciemiņš — expected guest
    negaidīti, necerēti ciemiņi — unexpected guests
    neaicināts ciemiņš — uninvited guest
    lūgt, uzņemt ciemiņus — to invite, to receive guests

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References[edit]

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