kīņḑõļkū

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kīņḑõļi (teary (eyed)) +‎ (month). The meaning of kīņḑõl is either a tear or a candle. In the adjectival form, with a soft ⟨ļ⟩, it means specifically "teary (eyed.)" February the 2nd is sometimes observed as "Candle day" (with roots in Latvian mythology), perhaps kīņḑõļ is a variant of kīņḑõl in the candle sense, not a shortening of kīņḑõļi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kiːɲɟəʎkuː]

Noun[edit]

kīņḑõļkū

  1. (poetic) February
    • Valda Šuvcāne, Ieva Ernštreite (1999, 2005), Latvian-Livonian-English Phrase Book, Eraksti, ISBN: 9984-771-74-1
      februāris – februar (kīņḑõļkū) – February
      February – February (candle month) – February

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