cītīgs

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

cītīgs (definite cītīgais, comparative cītīgāks, superlative viscītīgākais, adverb cītīgi)

  1. diligent, industrious, zealous (who insists on trying to do, to accomplish or to obtain something)
    cītīgs skolniekszealous, industrious student

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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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