zinātne

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From zinā(t) (to know) +‎ -tne. A 19th-century neologism coined in 1868 by A. Kronvalds as ziņote, and later on (1873) changed to its modern form. It competed with J. Alunāns' zinātnība, which enjoyed some popularity in the 1870s, and which was later (1878) officially changed to zinība by a commission of the Riga Latvian society. Only at the beginning of the 20th century did Kronvalds' zinātne become the accepted standard form.[1]

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zinātne f (5th declension)

  1. (chiefly in the singular) science (system of practices for the acquisition, organization, and usage of theoretical knowledge; the knowledge gained with this system)
    mūsdienu zinātne — modern science
    zinātnes attīstība — the development of science, scientific development
    zinātnes nozares — the branches of science
    zinātnes nozīme — the importance, significance of science
  2. science (a specific part of the knowledge acquired with this system; a specific branch or subdiscipline)
    fundamentālā zinātne — fundamental science
    humanitārās zinātnes — humanities, human sciences
    eksaktās zinātnes — exact sciences
    tehniskās zinātnes — technical sciences, engineering
    teorētiskās zinātnes — theoretical sciences
    lietišķās zinātnes — applied sciences
    dabas zinātnessciences of nature, natural sciences
    tiesību zinātne — jurisprudence (lit. juridical science)
    literatūras zinātne — literary science

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