maijs

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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 maijs — sunny, cold May
    no maija līdz jūlijam — from May till July
    pirmais maijs — May 1st (International Workers' Day)
    septiņpadsmitā maija rītsMay 17th morning
    maija vakars bija svaigs un plaukstoša zaļuma piesātināts — the 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