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EtymologyEdit

Originally a causative form of zīst (to suckle), like its rarer but more regularly formed synonym zīdināt.[1]

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zīdīt tr., 3rd conj., pres. zīdu, zīdi, zīda, past zīdīju

  1. to nurse, to breastfeed (to feed (a child, a baby) with one's own milk)
    viņai bija pilnas, piebriedušas krūtis, jo tā zīdīja bērnushe had full, swollen breasts, because she was nursing a child
  2. to nurse, to suckle (the same, for animals)
    cūka bija paēdusi un zīdīja sivēnusthe sow had eaten and was (now) nursing (her) piglets

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ReferencesEdit

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