ziemot

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as ziema (winter), made into a second conjugation verb (ending -ot).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

ziemot intr., 2nd conj., pres. ziemoju, ziemo, ziemo, past ziemoju

  1. to winter, to overwinter (to stay, to continue living somewhere during winter; to spend the winter somewhere)
    bites šogad labi ziemojuasš — the bees have wintered well this year
    zināmas apmēram 420 vietas, kur regulāri vai neregulāri ziemo pīles — 420 places are known where ducks regularly or irregularly winter
    gulbji neiet projām, gulbji paliek ziemot — swans do not go away, swans stay for the winter (lit. stay to winter)
    ekspedicija ziemoja pola tuvumā — the expedition spent the winter near the pole
  2. (of plants) to winter, to overwinter (to keep the capacity to grow during winter)
    ziemojošas lauksaimniecības kultūrasoverwintering crops
    sīpoli labi ziemo, ja tiem līdz salam paspējušas izveidoties saknes — onions winter well, if they had time to develop roots before (the time of) frosts

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “ziema” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7