Lietuva

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See also: Lietuvą and Lietuvā

Latvian[edit]

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 Lietuva on Latvian Wikipedia
Lietuva (Eiropā)
Lietuvas karogs

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as leitis (Lithuanian) (q.v.): *leit-, from which also liet (to pour), lietus (rain)) (q.v.). First mentioned in Nestor's Chronicle (in Old Church Slavonic) as Литьва (Litĭva), from an earlier *Lētuvā, apparently from *leit- with a suffix (perhaps +‎ -uve). Cognates include Lithuanian Lietuvà.[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lietuva f (4th declension)

  1. Lithuania (a country in Baltic, Europe; capital: Vilnius)
    Lietuvas karogsthe flag of Lithuania
    Lietuvas teritorijathe territory of Lithuania
    Lietuva ir valsts Baltijas jūras austrumu krastāLithuania is a country on the eastern coast of the Baltic sea

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992) , “lietuvieši”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with lietus (rain). Cognates in other languages include Latvian Lietuva.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Lietuvà f

  1. Lithuania

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Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lietuva

  1. Lithuania

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland