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Lettish

[let-ish]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Letts or their language.
noun
  1. Latvian(def 3).

Origin of Lettish

First recorded in 1825–35; Lett + -ish1
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Examples from the Web for lettish

Historical Examples

  • As originally printed: "the insurrection on the Caucasas and in the Lettish provinces."

    Our Revolution

    Leon Trotzky

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

    The New Machiavelli

    Herbert George Wells

  • 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.

  • Germany has not the slightest inclination to incorporate new portions of Slav or Lettish regions.


British Dictionary definitions for lettish

Lettish

noun, adjective
  1. another word for Latvian
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