lietvārds

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Etymology[edit]

From lieta(thing, object) +‎ vārds(word), a calque of German Dingwort coined in 1850 by J. Neikens as lietu-vārds; after some variation (A. Stērste had lietas vārds in 1879, and also K. Mīlenbahs in 1895), J. Pārstrauts suggested the form lietvārds in 1881, which eventuallly became accepted as standard in the 1940s.[1]

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Noun[edit]

lietvārds m (1st declension)

  1. (grammar) noun (a word used to refer to an entity, concept or idea)
    lietvārds daudzskaitļa formā‎ ― a noun in the plural form
    lietvārdu celmi‎ ― noun stems
    lietvārda dzimte‎ ― noun gender
    lietvārda deklinācijas‎ ― noun declensions

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References[edit]

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