The Alternative Latvian Dictionary: centīgs

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centīgs Alternative forms: (colloquial form) censīgs etymology From censties + īgs. 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}} pronunciation {{rfap}}
adjective: {{lv-adj}}
  1. diligent, zealous, hard-working who insists on trying to do, to obtain something centīgs cilvēks, strādnieks, skolēnsdiligent person, worker, student
  2. diligent, zealous, hard-working which expresses the desire to keep trying to do, to obtain something centīgs gars ir latvju tautai — the Latvian people has a diligent spirit lapa bija aprakstīta ar centīgu, nelīdzenu rokrakstu — the sheet of paper was all covered with zealous, uneven handwriting
Synonyms: aktīvs, čakls, darbīgs, cītīgs, uzcītīgs, izdarīgs, nasks, strādīgs
related terms:
  • censonis
  • censties, cīsties
  • centība, (colloquial) censība
  • sacensība

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