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Latvijas karogs

EtymologyEdit

An old, pre-13th-century borrowing from Old East Slavic хоругы ‎(xorúgy, flag, banner). Often connected with the (etymologically unrelated) word karot ‎(to wage war).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

karogs m (1st declension)

  1. banner, flag (a piece of fabric with a distinctive design used as a sign or symbol)
    Latvijas karogsflag of Latvia
    karoga kārtsflagpole
    nest karogu — to carry, to fly a flag
    kuģa karogsflag, colours of the ship
    karoga emblēma, uzrakstsflag emblem, inscription
    balts karogs — white flag
    pacelt, nolaist karogu — to hoist, to lower the flag
    karogs (nolaists) pusmastāflag (down) at half-mast
    pulka, biedrības karogs — regiment banner, association flag
  2. a belief or idea that brings people together
    zem (kā) karoga — under the flag, banner (of something)

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ReferencesEdit

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