izglītība

See also: izglītībā

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A 19th-century (1869) neologism, coined by A. Kronvalds, from his earlier coinage izglītot (to cultivate, to educate) (from iz- +‎ glītot (to cultivate), q.v.), both calques of German ausbilden (to educate), Ausbildung (education, formation). Later on (1871), Kronvalds gave preference to another coinage, dailēt, for the sense of “to educate,” reserving glītot, izglītot for the sense of “to civilize,” but the broader meaning had already become popular. In 1899, R. Kaudzīte attacked in his writings the forms with initial iz-, to which he preferred forms without it, but in vain.[1]

NounEdit

izglītība f (5th declension)

  1. education, formation (knowledge acquired by learning, usually at school)
    vidusskolas izglītība — secondary (lit. middle school) education
    augstskolas izglītība — higher (lit. university) education
    profesionāli tehniskā izglītība — professional technical education, formation
    politiskā izglītība — political education, formation
    iegūt augstāko izglītību — to acquire a higher education
    cilvēks ar plašu izglītību — a perosn with a broad, extensive education
  2. education, teaching (official institutions, measures that exist for the teaching of children)
    izglītības sistēmaeducation system
    izglītības ministrija — ministry of education
    izglītības nodaļas vadītājs — the head of the department of education
    izglītības darbseducational work
    atvēlēt līdzekļus izglītībai — to devote resources to education
    tiesības uz izglītību augstskolā — the right to a university education

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “izglītot” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
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