prievārds

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A new word, coined in the 1940s (mentioned in the 1942 Latvian Orthographic Dictionary, Latviešu Valodas Pareizrakstības Vārdnīca) to replace the previous expression satiksmes vārds (lit. “joining word”), from prie- (front) +‎ vārds (word).[1]

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Noun[edit]

prievārds m (1st declension)

  1. (grammar) preposition (a word used to build a phrase with a noun to express an adverbial notion)
    vairums mūsdienu latviešu literārajā valodā lietojamo prievārdu ir senas cilmes... tādi, piemēram, ir aiz, ap, ar, no, pa, pie, uzmost prepositions in use in the modern Latvian literary language are of old origin... such, for instance, are aiz, ap, ar, no, pa, pie, uz

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References[edit]

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