seši

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Latgalian[edit]

Latgalian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : seši
    Ordinal : sasts

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *šéš, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs. Cognates include Latvian seši and Lithuanian šeši.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsʲɛʃi]
  • Hyphenation: se‧ši

Numeral[edit]

seši

  1. six

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN, page 33

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a previous stem *ses- (whence the ordinal sestais; s > š probably caused by the final plural i, extended to this previously undeclinable stem by analogy), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *šéš, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Latvian cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : seši
    Ordinal : sestais
    Multiplier : sešreiz
    Nominal : sešnieks
    Fractional : sestdaļa
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Numeral[edit]

seši

  1. six (the cipher, the cardinal number six)
    pieci un viens ir sešifive plus one is six
    pie sešiem pieskaitīt vienuto add one to six
    skaitīt no viens līdz sešito count from one to six
  2. six (an amount equal to six)
    seši metrisix meters
    sešas dienassix days
  3. six o'clock (a moment in time; six hours after midnight, or after noon)
    pulkstenis ir sešiit is six o'clock
    beigt darbu sešos pēc pusdienasto finish work at six o'clock after lunch (= in the afternoon)
    ierasties sešos un divdesmit minūtēsto arrive at 10 minutes past six

Declension[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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