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EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the verb siet (to tie, to bind), with vowel change (ie > ai; cf. saite) and an extra suffix tl: *saitl- > saiklis. The original meaning was that of “tie,” “rope” (now saite), still attested dialectally; later on it took its current grammatical meaning, replacing earlier proposed forms like jūgu-vardiņi, biedrotājs and saišķis.[1]

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NounEdit

saiklis m (2nd declension)

  1. (grammar) conjunction (a word used to join words or phrases into sentences)
    vienojuma, vienojamais saikliscoordinating conjunction
    pretstatījuma, pretstata saiklisadversative conjunction
    paskaidrojuma saiklisexplicative conjunction
    pieļāvuma saiklisconcessive conjunction

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ReferencesEdit

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