ziedonis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A neologism created in 1868 by A. Kronvalds from zieds (flower) +‎ -onis.[1]

Noun[edit]

ziedonis m (2nd declension)

  1. (poetic) spring, springtime (the season when plants and trees blossom)
    ziedoņa rīts — a spring morning
    ziedoņa vēsma — a spring breeze
    ābele ziedonī — an apple tree in spring
    dzīves ziedonis — the spring of life (i.e., youth)
    mīlestības ziedonis — the spring of love

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.
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