krievisks

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From krievs (Russian) +‎ -isks.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

krievisks (definite krieviskais, comparative krieviskāks, superlative viskrieviskākais, adverb krieviski)

  1. Russian (relating to the Russian language; relating to Russians or to Russia)
    krievisks ornamentsRussian ornament

Usage notesEdit

English “Russian” as an attributive adjective usually corresponds in Latvian to krievu, the genitive plural form of krievs. The adjective krievisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Russian”), or in its adverbial form krieviski.

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