cītīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cīst(ies) (to try) +‎ -īgs, a less frequently used synonym (and ultimately also cognate) of censties (to try) (q.v.).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Adjective[edit]

cītīgs (def. cītīgais, comp. cītīgāks, sup. viscītīgākais; adv. cītīgi)

  1. diligent, industrious, zealous (who insists on trying to do, to accomplish or to obtain something)
    cītīgs skolniekszealous, industrious student

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “censties”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7