rīt

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See also: rit, rît, and řiť

Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

rīt tr., 1st conj., pres. riju, rij, rij, past riju

  1. to swallow, to gulp down
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the same source as rīts, perhaps originally as the adverbial form of a related adjective. The meaning changed from “in the (following) morning” to “tomorrow” (cf. a similar case in Spanish mañana).[1]

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Adverb[edit]

rīt

  1. tomorrow (in the day after today)
    rīt no rītatomorrow morning
    mans atvaļinājums ir beidzies... rīt atkal jābūt darbā — my vacation is over... tomorrow (I) will have to be at work again
    kad Lita rīt atvērs acis, vectēvs un tēvs būs tālu jūrā — when Lita opens her eyes tomorrow, grandfather and father will be far away at sea
  2. (by extension) in the near future
    stiprāki pamati, drošāki tilti, straujākas mašīnas jārada rīt! — stronger fundaments, safer bridges, faster machines must be created tomorrow!

Usage notes[edit]

Rīt is an adverb, meaning “tomorrow,” whereas rītdiena is a noun, meaning “(the day of) tomorrow.” Rīts, on the other hand, is a noun, meaning “morning.” The corresponding locative rītā can mean both “in the morning” (more frequently: no rīta) and “tomorrow” (more frequently: rīt).

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References[edit]

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