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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 ciemiņšexpected guest
    negaidīti, necerēti ciemiņiunexpected guests
    neaicināts ciemiņšuninvited guest
    lūgt, uzņemt ciemiņusto 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