gads

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gads

  1. plural of gad

Verb[edit]

gads

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of gad

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Baltic *gad-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰodhʰ-, o-grade of *gʰed- “to unify, to match” (whence also gadīties, q.v.). The semantic evolution of the term probably went from “matching, appropriate” > “appropriate, determined, specific time (period)” > “(church) holiday” > “sequence of church holidays in a year” > “year.” Since this evolution parallels that of Russian год ‎(god), there may also have been Russian influence on the meaning changes of Latvian gads. Cognates include Lithuanian gadýnė (< Belarusian година ‎(hodúna)) “time, period,” Old Church Slavonic годъ ‎(godŭ) “suitable time; holiday; year,” Russian, Belarusian год ‎(god) “year,” Upper Sorbian hod, hody “winter holidays,” Czech hod “church holiday,” Polish gody “wedding feast, wedding,” Serbo-Croatian gȏd “name day, important holiday.”[1]

Noun[edit]

gads m (1st declension)

  1. year

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References[edit]

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