diena

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See also: dieną and dienā

Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic (compare Old Prussian dēinā), from Proto-Balto-Slavic (compare Proto-Slavic *dьnь), from Proto-Indo-European *déi-no-, ultimately from *dyew-, *dyeu- (to shine).

Noun[edit]

diena f (4th declension)

  1. day

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Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *dein- (oblique stem *din-); compare Latvian dìena, Old Prussian deinan (acc. sg.), Proto-Slavic *dьnь. The ablaut in Balto-Slavic suggests an original Proto-Indo-European n-stem *déy-n- (genitive *din-és "day");[1] compare Old Irish denus (period of time), Sanskrit मध्यन्दिन (madhyáṃdina-, midday), Latin nūndina (market day), Gothic 𐍃𐌹𐌽𐍄𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 (sinteins, always, daily). The root *dey- is also seen in diẽvas (god); see for more.

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Noun[edit]

dienà f (plural diẽnos) stress pattern 4

  1. day, daytime (period of sunlight)
    Rudeñs lygiãdienis yrà dienà po kuriõs naktìs tam̃pa trumpèsnė diẽną. - The autumn equinox is the day after which the nights become longer than the days.
  2. day (a measurement of time equal to twenty-four hours)
  3. day (calendar date)
    rugsė́jo dvýlikta dienà - September 12 (the twelfth day of September)
    mótinos dienà
  4. (usually in the plural) day, time (period, era)
    Atė̃jo suñkios mū̃sų krãštui diẽnos. - A hard time has come for our country.

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  • (twenty-four hours): para
  • (calendar date): d.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2015) Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 13), Leiden, Boston: Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 27898 1, page 127