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EtymologyEdit

From zīst (past stem: zīd-) (to suckle) +‎ -ināt.

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VerbEdit

zīdināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. zīdinu, zīdini, zīdina, past zīdināju

  1. (rare) to nurse, to breastfeed
    dažreiz Anniņa ar lelli pavada kaķeni, kad tā iet uz mājām zīdināt savus kaķēnussometimes Anniņa with (her) doll accompanied the cat when she went back home to nurse her kittens
  2. (rare) 2nd person plural present indicative form of zīdināt

Usage notesEdit

The synonym zīdīt is much more frequently used than zīdināt.

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