Ziemassvētki

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ziema ‎(winter) +‎ svētki ‎(feast, celebration).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Ziemassvētki m ‎(1st declension)

  1. (Christianity) Christmas (holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ)
    Ziemassvētku laiksChristmas time
    Ziemassvētku vakarsChristmas night
    Ziemassvētku egle, eglīteChristmas tree (lit. Christmas pine tree)
    Ziemassvētku vecītis — Santa Claus (lit. Christmas' old man)
  2. (religion, Pre-Christian) old winter solstice celebration
    senie latvieši Ziemassvētkos svinēja nevis Kristus piedzimšanu, bet gan saules griešanos — the ancient Latvians celebrated Winter Fest not because of the birth of Christ, but because of the turning of the sun (= winter solstice)


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