viesnīca

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Latvian[edit]

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Viesnīca

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Etymology[edit]

From viesis (guest) +‎ -nīca. A neologism coined in the 1870s by either K. Valdemārs or F. Brīvzemnieks, originally in the form viesnīce; the modern form appeared later in the same decade and soon became popular. It has replaced previously used expressions like viesu nams and gastūzis (a borrowing from German).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

viesnīca f (4th declension)

  1. hotel (establishment that provides accommodation for paying guests)
    grezna viesnīcaluxury hotel
    slavena viesnīcafamous hotel
    apmesties viesnīcāto stay in a hotel
    dzīvot viesnīcāto live in a hotel

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References[edit]

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