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From the same stem as vingrs (agile, strong), made into a second-conjugation verb (ending -ot). In its present sense, this word was introduced by A. Kronvalds in the 1870s, apparently based on a pre-existing dialectal term *vingrot or *vingroties (cf. dialectal vinguroties “to squirm, to writhe, to wiggle”).[1]


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vingrot intr., 2nd conj., pres. vingroju, vingro, vingro, past vingroju

  1. to exercise, to do (physical) exercises; to do gymnastics
    nostājos taisni, nolaižu rokas gar sāniem, pāris reižu dziļi ievelku elpu un sāku vingrotstanding straight, I lower (my) hands along (my) sides, I breathe in deeply a couple of times and I begin to exercise
    viņš nav vājāks, bet pat stiprāks nekā citi puiši, kuri beidza skolu... neviens nav tik daudz vingrojis ar hantelēm kā viņšhe is not weaker, but stronger than the other boys that finished school... no one has exercised so much with dumbbells
    vingrojot jāievēro pareiza elpošana: dziļa ieelpa un iespējami pilnīga izelpa bez elpas aizturēšanas(when) exercising, one must pay attention to (one's) correct breathing: inhale deeply and exhale as fully as possible without keeping the air (in)


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