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]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

AdjectiveEdit

cītīgs (def. cītīgais, comp. cītīgāks, sup. viscītīgākais; adv. 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, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7
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