The Alternative Latvian Dictionary: censība

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censība etymology From censties + ība. The standard stem for this verb has š (es cenšos, “I try”), but dialectally also t (es centos), which explains why there are derived forms with t, like centīgs, centība, and with s, like censonis or sacensība (and also, coloquially, censīgs, censība).{{R:lv:LEV|censties}}
noun: {{lv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) industriousness, diligence, zeal; alternative form of centība

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