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 vecītisSanta Claus (lit. Christmas' old man)
  2. (religion, Pre-Christian) old winter solstice celebration
    senie latvieši Ziemassvētkos svinēja nevis Kristus piedzimšanu, bet gan saules griešanosthe 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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