See also: sesi and šeši




From a previous stem *ses- (whence the ordinal sestais; s > š probably caused by the final plural i, extended to this previously undeclinable stem by analogy), from Proto-Baltic *seš-, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs, *séḱs(six). Cognates include Lithuanian šešì, Old Prussian *uši, Sudovian sziasz([š'eš]), Old Church Slavonic шесть(šestĭ), Russian шесть(šest'), Belarusian шесць(šests'), Ukrainian шість(šist'), Bulgarian шест(šest), Czech šest, Polish sześć), Polabian sest, Old Irish , Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃([[saihs [sehs]#Gothic|saihs [sehs]]]), Old High German sëhs, German sechs, Old English siex, English six), Old Norse, Swedish sex, Sanskrit षष(ṣaṣ), Ancient Greek ἕξ(héx) (Doric ϝέξ(wéx)), Latin sex.[1]


Latvian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : seši
    Ordinal : sestais
    Multiplier : sešreiz
    Nominal : sešnieks
    Fractional : sestdaļa
Latvian Wikipedia article on seši
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  1. six (the cipher, the cardinal number six)
    pieci un viens ir seši‎ ― five plus one is six
    pie sešiem pieskaitīt vienu‎ ― to add one to six
    skaitīt no viens līdz seši‎ ― to count from one to six
  2. six (an amount equal to six)
    seši metri‎ ― six meters
    sešas dienas‎ ― six days
  3. six o'clock (a moment in time; six hours after midnight, or after noon)
    pulkstenis ir seši‎ ― it is six o'clock
    beigt darbu sešos pēc pusdienas‎ ― to finish work at six o'clock after lunch (= in the afternoon)
    ierasties sešos un divdesmit minūtēs‎ ― to arrive at 10 minutes past six


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