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Maijs

EtymologyEdit

From Latin māius(Maia's month), from Maia, a Roman earth goddess, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *magya(she who is great), from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s(great).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

maijs m (1st declension)

  1. the month of May (the fifth month of the year)
    saulains, silts maijs‎ ― sunny, cold May
    no maija līdz jūlijam‎ ― from May till July
    pirmais maijs‎ ― May 1st (International Workers' Day)
    septiņpadsmitā maija rīts‎ ― May 17th morning
    maija vakars bija svaigs un plaukstoša zaļuma piesātināts‎ ― the May evening was fresh and filled with rich foliage

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Usage notesEdit

The old Latvian names for May, lapu mēnesis(leaf month), sējas mēnesis(sowing month), and ziedoņa mēnesis(heyday, spring month), are no longer in common use.

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LivonianEdit

NounEdit

maijs

  1. singular inessive form of maij