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censība

See also: censībā

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From censt(ies) (to try) +‎ -ība. The standard stem for this verb has š (es cenšos, “I try”), but dialectally also t (es centos), which explains why there are derived forms with t, like centīgs, centība (zeal), and with s, like censonis (striver, fighter, assiduous person) or sacensība (competition) (and also, coloquially, censīgs, censība).[1]

NounEdit

censība f (4th declension)

  1. (colloquial) industriousness, diligence, zeal; alternative form of centība

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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