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EtymologyEdit

From the same source as dancis (dance), made into a 2nd-conjugation verb (ending -ot).

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dancot intr., 2nd conj., pres. dancoju, danco, danco, past dancoju

  1. (dated sense) to dance (especially ballroom dance)
    ņemt, lūgt dancotto take, to invite to dance
    dancot ar kādu pārīto dance with someone as a pair
    tā kā Vecurijos nebija kambara, kur dancot, kāzinieki jau vakarpusē pārgāja uz Upesrijiemsince in Veecuriji there was no ballrom where (one could) dance, the wedding party went in the evening over to Upesriji
  2. (colloquial, of animals) to dance (to make quick, often jumping, movements)
    mušas dancoja pa loga rūtīmthe flies were dancing along the window panes
    zirgs iet, dancodams vienthe horse goes, dancing (= trotting) alone
    govis danco pa aplokuthe cow dances (= moves around) in the corral
  3. (colloquial, of people) to dance (to obey someone's orders unquestioningly)
    gan tu man dancosi!you will dance to (= for) me (= do what I say)
    likums dancos pēc manas gribasthe law will dance to my will

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