maijs

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Latvian[edit]

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Maijs

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māius (Maia's month), from Maia, a Roman earth goddess, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *magya (she who is great), from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (great).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

maijs m (1st declension)

  1. the month of May (the fifth month of the year)
    saulains, silts maijssunny, cold May
    no maija līdz jūlijamfrom May till July
    pirmais maijsMay 1st (International Workers' Day)
    septiņpadsmitā maija rītsMay 17th morning
    maija vakars bija svaigs un plaukstoša zaļuma piesātinātsthe May evening was fresh and filled with rich foliage

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Usage notes[edit]

The old Latvian names for May, lapu mēnesis (leaf month), sējas mēnesis (sowing month), and ziedoņa mēnesis (heyday, spring month), are no longer in common use.

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Livonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

maijs

  1. singular inessive form of maij