lietuvis

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Lietuva (Lithuania), made into a masculine second-declension noun.

Noun[edit]

lietuvis m (2nd declension, feminine form: lietuve)

  1. a (male) Lithuanian
  2. (genitive plural): Lithuanian, pertaining to Lithuania and its people
    lietuvju valoda — the Lithuanian language
    pirmais latvju un lietuvju kongress — the first Latvian-Lithuanian congress

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Usage notes[edit]

The basic, neutral term is lietuvietis. The words leitis and lietuvis are synonyms, but are much less often used, usually poetically, or in historical contexts (referring to ancient Lithuanians).

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [lʲjɛˈtʊʋʲɪs]

Noun[edit]

lietùvis m (plural lietùviai, feminine lietuvė) stress pattern 2

  1. Lithuanian; a man from Lithuania

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The genitive plural, lietuvių, literally of Lithuanians, is used often when Lithuanian would be used as an adjective in English; for example, lietuvių kalba (Lithuanian language, literally language of Lithuanians). This is common for all nouns that denote nationality.