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LatvianEdit

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Ziemassvētki
 
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Ziemassvētki

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ziema(winter) +‎ svētki(feast, celebration).

PronunciationEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Ziemassvētki m ‎(1st declension)

  1. (Christianity) Christmas (holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ)
    Ziemassvētku laiks‎ ― Christmas time
    Ziemassvētku vakars‎ ― Christmas night
    Ziemassvētku egle, eglīte‎ ― Christmas 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)


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