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 baltkrievisks — I think that my family name is (of) Belarusian (origin)
    lietuviešu aristokrātija arī bija poliska vai pat baltkrieviska — the 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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