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ārstniecība

See also: ārstniecībā

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ārstnieks (doctor, physician) +‎ -ība (with ārstnieks from ārsts (doctor, physician) +‎ -nieks), with palatalization of k to c. The term ārstnieks is attested in only older sources; in the modern language, it has been replaced by ārsts.[1]

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NounEdit

ārstniecība f (4th declension)

  1. (practical) medicine (system of knowledge and practices for the prevention and treatment of diseases)
    ārstniecības iestāde, metodesmedical institution, methods
    ārstniecības līdzekļitherapeutic agents
    ārstniecības augimedicinal plants
    tautas ārstniecība — folk medicine

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “ārsts” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7