Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Letts or their language or culture.
  • n. See Latvian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to the Latvian people or the Latvian language
  • proper n. the Latvian language

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Letts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the division of the Lettic or Lithuanian race distinctively called Letts: as, the Lettish language; Lettish customs.
  • n. The language spoken by the Letts, a branch of the Indo-European family, closely related to Slavonian or Slavic. Also Lettic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the official language of Latvia; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European

Etymologies

From Lett +‎ -ish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Lettish – Croat maid, a powerful woman, beat the dinner-gong.

    Babbit

  • The Lithu-Lettish race inhabits the country between the western

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • Polish, Ruthenian, Esthonian, Lettish territories, nor for billions of money; not in order to dive headlong after the war into the pool of emotions and then allow the chilled body to rust in the twilight dusk of the Deliverer of Races.

    New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915 April-September, 1915

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

    New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • Lettish, Polish, South Slavic and Hungarian branches, expelling or suspending considerably over 25,000 members out of a total dues-paying membership of about 100,000.

    The Red Conspiracy

  • I must explain that two days before I left for Europe, the German workers in New York, to whom I had lectured many times, together with my American, Russian, Lettish, Jewish, Lithuanian, and Finnish friends and followers, had given me a farewell meeting at which a collection was taken up for the Russian revolution.

    My Life

  • In the spring and early summer, between Easter and St. John's Day (the summer solstice), every Lettish peasant is said to devote his leisure hours to swinging diligently; for the higher he rises in the air the higher will his flax grow that season.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • In the spring and early summer, between Easter and St. John’s Day (the summer solstice), every Lettish peasant is said to devote his leisure hours to swinging diligently; for the higher he rises in the air the higher will his flax grow that season.

    Chapter 25. Temporary Kings

  • The Lettish-Croat maid, a powerful woman, beat the dinner-gong.

    Babbitt

  • Peters, Lettish member of the Military Revolutionary Committee, came hurrying across the Square.

    Chapter 4. The Fall of the Provisional Government

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