sīrisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sīr(ija) (Syria) +‎ -isks, with palatalization of k to c.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

sīrisks (def. sīriskais, comp. sīriskāks, sup. vissīriskākais; adv. sīriski)

  1. Syrian (relating to the Syrian (Arabic) language; relating to Syrians or to Syria)
    sīriska izcelsmeSyrian origin
    sīriski runājošajos apgabalos — in the Syrian (Arabic) speaking regions

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Syrian” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to sīriešu, the genitive plural form of sīrietis. The adjective sīrisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Syrian”), or in its adverbial form sīriski.

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