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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as ziema(winter), made into a second conjugation verb (ending -ot).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

ziemot intr., 2nd conj., pres. ziemoju, ziemo, ziemo, past ziemoju

  1. to winter, to overwinter (to stay, to continue living somewhere during winter; to spend the winter somewhere)
    bites šogad labi ziemojuasš‎ ― the bees have wintered well this year
    zināmas apmēram 420 vietas, kur regulāri vai neregulāri ziemo pīles‎ ― 420 places are known where ducks regularly or irregularly winter
    gulbji neiet projām, gulbji paliek ziemot‎ ― swans do not go away, swans stay for the winter (lit. stay to winter)
    ekspedicija ziemoja pola tuvumā‎ ― the expedition spent the winter near the pole
  2. (of plants) to winter, to overwinter (to keep the capacity to grow during winter)
    ziemojošas lauksaimniecības kultūras‎ ― overwintering crops
    sīpoli labi ziemo, ja tiem līdz salam paspējušas izveidoties saknes‎ ― onions winter well, if they had time to develop roots before (the time of) frosts

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ReferencesEdit

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