uzcītīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From uzcīst(ies) (to try something, to attempt something) +‎ -īgs, with uzcīsties from uz- +‎ cīsties (to try), a less frequently used synonym (and ultimately also cognate) of censties (to try) (q.v.).[1]

Adjective[edit]

uzcītīgs (definite uzcītīgais, comparative uzcītīgāks, superlative visuzcītīgākais, adverb uzcītīgi)

  1. diligent, industrious, zealous (who insists on trying to do, to achieve, to obtain something)
    uzcītīgs skolēns, darbinieks, strādnieksindustrious, hard-working student, employee, worker

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References[edit]

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