ārstniecība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ārstnieks (doctor, physician) +‎ -ība (with ārstnieks from ārsts (doctor, physician) +‎ -nieks), with palatalization of k to c. The term ārstnieks is attested in only older sources; in the modern language, it has been replaced by ārsts.[1]

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Noun[edit]

ārstniecība f (4th declension)

  1. (practical) medicine (system of knowledge and practices for the prevention and treatment of diseases)
    ārstniecības iestāde, metodesmedical institution, methods
    ārstniecības līdzekļitherapeutic agents
    ārstniecības augimedicinal plants
    tautas ārstniecībafolk medicine

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References[edit]

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