mūks

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Latvian[edit]

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Mūks

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse munkr (monk) (cf. also Swedish, Danish munk), itself a borrowing from Late Latin monachus (in a variant form *monikus), itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek μοναχός (monakhós, isolated, lonely), from μόνος (mónos, one, alone). This word must have been borrowed during the time of the un > ū change (9th-12th century); its first mention (already in its modern form), however, is found in 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mūks m (1st declension, feminine form: mūķene)

  1. monk (male member of a monastic or religious order, usually lives in a monastery)
    mūku iesvētīšanathe ordaining of monks
    mūks vientuļniekshermit monk
    dzīvot kā mūkamto live like a monk (= in isolation)
    kristietības pirmie mūki bija ēģiptiešu Antonijs Lielais un Pahomijs Lielaisthe first Christian monks were the Egyptians Anthony the Great and Pachomius the Great

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “mūks”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN