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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ciems(village), with an old suffix *-in (not a diminutive); the original meaning was probably “village dweller” (compare Latin vīcus(group of houses, neighborhood, village), vīcīnus(neighbor)).[1]

NounEdit

ciemiņš m (1st declension)

  1. guest, visitor
    gaidīts ciemiņš‎ ― expected guest
    negaidīti, necerēti ciemiņi‎ ― unexpected guests
    neaicināts ciemiņš‎ ― uninvited guest
    lūgt, uzņemt ciemiņus‎ ― to invite, to receive guests

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ReferencesEdit

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