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EtymologyEdit

From censt(ies) (to try) +‎ -īgs. 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]

AdjectiveEdit

censīgs (definite censīgais, comparative censīgāks, superlative viscensīgākais, adverb censīgi)

  1. (colloquial) industrious, diligent, zealous; alternative form of centīgs

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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