karavīrs

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Latvian[edit]

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Karavīri

Etymology[edit]

From kara(war[gen.]) +‎ vīrs(man), first mentioned in 17th-century sources.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

karavīrs m (1st declension)

  1. soldier (a person serving in the armed forces)
    karavīru ierinda‎ ― soldier rank, line
    kļūt par karavīru‎ ― to become a soldier
    atvaļināts karavīrs‎ ― retired soldier
    karavīru ietērps‎ ― soldier's uniform
    karavīru pienākumi‎ ― soldier's duty
  2. warrior (a person who fights in wars)
    seno cilšu karavīri‎ ― ancient tribal warriors

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References[edit]

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