labvakar

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From labs (good) +‎ vakars (evening).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

labvakar

  1. polite greeting, used in the evening; good evening!
    tā bija Zintra; mirkli šaubījies, piegāju viņai klāt: “labvakar”, es teicu; “labvakar”, viņa atņēma sveicienu un pasmaidīja — it was Zintra; after hesitating for a moment, I went to her: “good evening,” I said; “good evening,” she received the greeting and smiled
    viņa ienāca gaišā vasaras kleitā un pateica vienkārši “labvakar — she came in a light summer dress and said simply “good evening

Usage notes[edit]

There is a full form (labs vakars!), no longer in actual usage but still found in older literature.

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