zīdināt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zīst (past stem: zīd-) (to suckle) +‎ -ināt.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

zīdināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. zīdinu, zīdini, zīdina, past zīdināju

  1. (rare) to nurse, to breastfeed
    dažreiz Anniņa ar lelli pavada kaķeni, kad tā iet uz mājām zīdināt savus kaķēnus — sometimes Anniņa with (her) doll accompanied the cat when she went back home to nurse her kittens
  2. (rare) 2nd person plural present indicative form of zīdināt

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Usage notes[edit]

The synonym zīdīt is much more frequently used than zīdināt.

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