karogs

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Latvian[edit]

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Latvijas karogs

Etymology[edit]

An old, pre-13th-century borrowing from Old East Slavic хоругы (xorúgy, flag, banner). Often connected with the (etymologically unrelated) word karot (to wage war).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

karogs m (1st declension)

  1. banner, flag (a piece of fabric with a distinctive design used as a sign or symbol)
    Latvijas karogsflag of Latvia
    karoga kātsflagstaff
    nest karogu — to carry, to fly a flag
    kuģa karogsflag, colours of the ship
    karoga emblēma, uzrakstsflag emblem, inscription
    balts karogs — white flag
    pacelt, nolaist karogu — to hoist, to lower the flag
    karogs (nolaists) pusmastāflag (down) at half-mast
    pulka, biedrības karogs — regiment banner, association flag
  2. a belief or idea that brings people together
    zem (kā) karoga — under the flag, banner (of something)

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References[edit]

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