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divi ‎(plural divis)

  1. (Britain, informal, dated) The dividend paid out by the Co-op



divi m

  1. plural of divo





  1. nominative masculine plural of dīvus
  2. genitive masculine singular of dīvus
  3. genitive neuter singular of dīvus
  4. vocative masculine plural of dīvus



From Latvian divi is the old dual feminine form, from an older *duwi, from *duwu, from Proto-Baltic *duwō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁, *dwóu ‎(two (masc.)), *dwéi, *dwái ‎(two (fem., neut.)). Cognates include Lithuanian du, dvi, Old Prussian dwai, Sudovian duo (< *dwuo), Old Church Slavonic дъва ‎(dŭva), Old Church Slavonic дъвѣ ‎(dŭvě), Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian два ‎(dva), две ‎(dve) (Ukrainian дві ‎(dvi, (fem.))), Czech dva, dvě, Polish dwa, dwie, Gothic 𐍄𐍅𐌰𐌹 ‎(twai), 𐍄𐍅𐍉𐍃 ‎(twōs), 𐍄𐍅𐌰 ‎(twa), Old High German zwēne, zwā, zwō, zwei, German zwei, English two, Sanskrit द्व ‎(dvá), Ancient Greek δύο ‎(dúo), δύω ‎(dúō) (Homeric δύω ‎(dúō)/δύϝω ‎(dúwō), dú(w)ō), Latin duo (< *duō), duae.[1]


Latvian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : divi
    Ordinal : otrais
    Multiplier : divreiz
    Nominal : divnieks
Latvian Wikipedia article on divi



  1. two (the cipher, the cardinal number two)
    viens, divi, trīs — one, two, three (counting)
    divreiz divi ir četri — two times two is four
  2. two (an amount equal to two)
    mēs bijām divi — we were two
    divi ābolitwo apples
    divu gadu darbstwo years' work
    nopirt divus kilogramus miltu — to buy two kilos of flour
    uzrakstīt romāna divas nodaļas — to write two chapters of a novel
    ierasties pēc divām stundām — to come in, after two hours
    aizbraukt uz diviem gadiem — to leave for two years
  3. two o'clock (a moment in time; two hours after midnight, or after noon)
    pulkstenis ir divi — it is two o'clock
    atnākt divos — to arrive at two o'clock
    ap pulksten diviem naktī — around two o'clock at night
    sanāksme sākas divos pēc pusdienas — the meeting starts at two o'clock after lunch (= in the afternoon, p.m.)
  4. the two (two previously mentioned people, objects, etc.)
    trīs puiši; viens darina zarus, divi zāģē — three guys; one is doing the branches, the (other) two are sawing
    viens no diviem — one of the two (= either this, or that, no other possibilities)
    pa diviem mums tur stundas laikā viss būs kārtībāthe two of us will put everything in order there in one hour


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  1. ^ “divi” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7