zinība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A neologism, created from zina ‎(news, knowledge) +‎ -ība in the second half of the 18th century by J. Alunāns, at first as zinātnība, later (1878) officially changed to zinība by a commission of the Riga Latvian society, and finally replaced by A. Kronvalds' coinage zinātne, which became the standard form in the beginning of the 20th century.[1]

Noun[edit]

zinība f (4th declension)

  1. (obsolete) science

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References[edit]

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