baltkrievisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From baltkrievs (Belarusian) +‎ -isks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

baltkrievisks (def. baltkrieviskais, comp. baltkrieviskāks, sup. visbaltkrieviskākais; adv. baltkrieviski)

  1. Belarusian (relating to the Belarusian language; relating to Belarusians or to Belarus)
    baltkrievisks ornamentsBelarusian ornament
    man liekas, ka mans uzvārds ir baltkrievisksI think that my family name is (of) Belarusian (origin)
    lietuviešu aristokrātija arī bija poliska vai pat baltkrieviskathe Lithuanian aristocracy was also Polish or even Belarusian

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Belarusian” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to baltkrievu, the genitive plural form of baltkrievs. The adjective baltkrievisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Belarusian”), or in its adverbial form baltkrieviski.

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