The Alternative Latvian Dictionary: centība

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centība Alternative forms: (colloquial form) 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. industriousness, diligence, dedication, zeal quality of one who is industrious, hard-working, diligent simpātiska ir jūsu centība, neatlaidīga griba papildināt savu izgītību — pleasant is your diligence, (your) fierce desire to complete your education'
Synonyms: čaklība, čaklums, cītība, uzcītība
related terms:
  • censonis
  • censties
  • centīgs, (colloquial) censīgs
  • sacensība

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