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LatvianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *glitus, *glītus, from Proto-Indo-European *glīt-, the zero grade of *gley-(to stick; to spread, to smear) with an extra -t. From a parallel Proto-Baltic yo-stem from *glītyas came Latvian dialectal glīšs. The meaning changed from “slippery” to “smooth; tight-fitting” (a meaning still attested in folk songs), to “pleasant, pretty.” Cognates include Lithuanian glitùs, dialectal glytùs(slimy, sticky; slick, slippery), Ancient Greek γλοιός(gloiós, sticky, slippery), Late Latin glus(glue), accusative glutem (whence English glue), from earlier Latin glūten.[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

glīts (def. glītais, comp. glītāks, sup. visglītākais; adv. glīti)

  1. pretty, handsome, neat, good-looking (corresponding to aesthetic ideals; well, skillfully, carefully made)
    glīta meitene, sievete, seja‎ ― pretty girl, woman, face
    glīts dzīvoklis, kostīms‎ ― pretty, neat apartment, costume
    glīta māja‎ ― pretty, neat house
    glītas mēbeles‎ ― pretty, neat furniture
    glīts darbs, rokraksts, adījums‎ ― neat work, handwriting, knit

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ReferencesEdit

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