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[let-ish] /ˈlɛt ɪʃ/
of or relating to the Letts or their language.
Latvian (def 3).
Origin of Lettish
First recorded in 1825-35; Lett + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The old epic poets may have borrowed from popular songs like the Lettish chants (p. 328).

    Modern Mythology Andrew Lang
  • As originally printed: "the insurrection on the Caucasas and in the Lettish provinces."

    Our Revolution Leon Trotzky
  • The oak-tree in Colchis is the Sun-tree of the Lettish songs.

    Modern Mythology Andrew Lang
  • The latter ravaged the Lettish territories in the south, while the forces of the former harried all along the Moskovite border.

  • In Old Prussian, thunder was percunos, and in Lettish to the present day pérkons is thunder, god of thunder.

  • The Aśvins agree in character, though not in name, with the Dioscuri and other parallels are quoted from Lettish mythology.

  • The Lettish people, like the Lithuanians, their neighbors and kinsmen, are among the oldest races of Europe.

    Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose
  • In the West the crushing pressure of the Lettish power was for a time relaxed.

  • Among other things that moment with the Lettish girl haunted me persistently.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
  • A stalwart Lettish peasant boy answers demurely, Because I havent money enough.

    On the Trail of The Immigrant Edward A. Steiner
British Dictionary definitions for Lettish


noun, adjective
another word for Latvian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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