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EtymologyEdit

From beļģis (Belgian) +‎ -ietis.

NounEdit

beļģietis m (2nd declension, feminine form: beļģiete)

  1. (male) Belgian (i.e., a man born in Belgium)
    mēs neesam beļģiešiwe are not Belgians
  2. (genitive plural) Belgian; pertainig to Belgium and its people
    beļģiešu karalisBelgian king
    beļģiešu balerīnaBelgian ballerina
    Agneses kundze ir beļģiešu izcelsmes modes dizainereMs Agnese is a fashion designer of Belgian origin

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Usage notesEdit

The two synonyms beļģis and beļģietis, when referring to an individual from Belgium, appear to be fully interchangeable. In the plural, beļģi is much more frequently used than beļģieši.

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