Ziemassvētki

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Ziemassvētki
Ziemassvētki
Ziemassvētki

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ziemas (winter[gen.]) +‎ svētki.

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Ziemassvētki m (1st declension)

  1. (Christianity) Christmas (holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ)
    Ziemassvētku laiksChristmas time
    Ziemassvētku vakarsChristmas night
    Ziemassvētku egle, eglīteChristmas tree (lit. Christmas pine tree)
    Ziemassvētku vecītis — Santa Claus (lit. Christmas' old man)
  2. (religion, Pre-Christian) old winter solstice celebration
    senie latvieši Ziemassvētkos svinēja nevis Kristus piedzimšanu, bet gan saules griešanos — the ancient Latvians celebrated Winter Fest not because of the birth of Christ, but because of the turning of the sun (= winter solstice)


DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 5 June 2013, at 12:56