[ let-ish ]

  1. of or relating to the Letts or their language.

Origin of Lettish

First recorded in 1825–35; Lett + -ish1

Words Nearby Lettish

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How to use Lettish in a sentence

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

  • The latter name (which in Lettish is written Lauma) has never been satisfactorily explained.

    Russian Fairy Tales | W. R. S. Ralston
  • The old epic poets may have borrowed from popular songs like the Lettish chants (p. 328).

    Modern Mythology | Andrew Lang
  • Mannhardt was preparing to study Lithuanian solar myths, based on Lithuanian and Lettish marriage songs.

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

British Dictionary definitions for Lettish


/ (ˈlɛtɪʃ) /

noun, adjective
  1. another word for Latvian

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