Riga

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See also: riga, Rīga, Rīgā, Ríga, and Rîga

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latvian Rīga, of disputed origin:

  • Possibly from Livonian ringa (loop), referring to the ancient natural harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava river.
  • Possibly a form of Riege, the German name for the Rīdzene, a tributary of the Daugava river.
  • Possibly from rija (threshing barn), the j becoming a g in German (note that English geographer Richard Hakluyt calls the city Rie in 1589, and that German historian Dionysius Fabricius confirms in 1610 the origin of Rīga from rija).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiːɡə/
    • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Riga

  1. The capital city of Latvia.
  2. A surname​.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga f

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Proper noun[edit]

Riga n

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga ?

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga n

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Hungarian[edit]

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 Riga on Hungarian Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈriɡɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ri‧ga
  • Rhymes: -ɡɒ

Proper noun[edit]

Riga

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Riga
accusative Rigát
dative Rigának
instrumental Rigával
causal-final Rigáért
translative Rigává
terminative Rigáig
essive-formal Rigaként
essive-modal
inessive Rigában
superessive Rigán
adessive Rigánál
illative Rigába
sublative Rigára
allative Rigához
elative Rigából
delative Rigáról
ablative Rigától
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Rigáé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Rigáéi
Possessive forms of Riga
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Rigám
2nd person sing. Rigád
3rd person sing. Rigája
1st person plural Rigánk
2nd person plural Rigátok
3rd person plural Rigájuk

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga f

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb
View of Riga from St. Peter's church in Latvia

Etymology[edit]

From Latvian Rīga (Riga), where the origin is disputed:

  • Possibly from Livonian ringa (loop), referring to the ancient natural harbor formed by the tributary loop of the Daugava river.
  • Possibly a form of Riege, the German name for the Rīdzene, a tributary of the Daugava river.
  • Possibly from rija (threshing barn), the j becoming a g in German (note that English geographer Richard Hakluyt calls the city Rie in 1589, and that German historian Dionysius Fabricius confirms in 1610 the origin of Rīga from rija (threshing barn), from Livonian rī’, rī’j or from Estonian rehi, both from Proto-Finnic *riihi (cabin for drying and threshing grain), from earlier *riŋeše.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)
    Riga er Latvias økonomiske og kulturelle sentrum
    Riga is Latvia's economic and cultural center

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Riga” in Store norske leksikon

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga f

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga f (genitive Rigy, declension pattern of žena)

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

References[edit]

  • Riga in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga ?

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Riga n (genitive Rigas)

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

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Turkish[edit]

Turkish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia tr

Proper noun[edit]

Riga

  1. Riga (the capital city of Latvia)

Declension[edit]