centiens

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centiēns (not comparable)

  1. a hundred times

References[edit]

  • centiens” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cen(sties) ‎(to strive for) +‎ -iens.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

centiens m (1st declension)

  1. (usually plural) efforts, aspirations (desires or actions taken towards a certain goal)
    drosmīgi centieni — courageous efforts
    progresīvi centieni — progressive efforts, aspirations
    tautu brīvības centieni — the people's efforts, aspiration for freedom
    jaunatnes izglītības centieni — young people's efforts, aspiration for education
    nepiepildīti centieni — unfulfilled efforts, aspirations
    viņa pirmais stāstu kopojums rāda, ka mums darīšana ar neapšaubāmi apdāvinātu prozaiķi, kas negrib atkārtoties, bet pateikt kaut ko savu... lai viņa literārie centieni piepildās! — his first short story collection shows that we are dealing with an undoubtably gifted prose writer who does not want to repeat, but rather to say something of his own... may his literary efforts, aspirations be fulfilled!

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