cītība

See also: cītībā

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cīst(ies) (to try) +‎ -ība, a less frequently used synonym (and ultimately also cognate) of censties (to try) (q.v.).[1]

NounEdit

cītība f (4th declension)

  1. industriousness, diligence, zeal (quality of one who is industrious, hard-working, diligent)
    apbrīnojama cītība — admirable zeal
    strādāt ar lielu cītību — to work with great diligence, dedication

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ReferencesEdit

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