Latvian: reize (time, occasion)

AndrasBP

Senior Member
Hungarian
Hello,

I remember reading somewhere that the Latvian word reize (as in "divas reizes" = twice) comes from German Reise (journey, trip), but I can't find any reference now.
Is that correct?
 
  • AndrasBP

    Senior Member
    Hungarian
    I don't know, but that would have a direct parallel in Italian due volte "twice" < duae *volvitae "two turns, round trips".
    Also in Serbian: dva puta "twice" (put = way, road, journey)

    I suppose that this word must relate to Russian raz
    It may be related to Slavic "raz".

    That's what I initially thought, too, but I can't think of any other example of an a<>ei vowel correspondence.
     

    Flaminius

    coclea mod
    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    I have a copy of Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca! Here is a look of reize in page 747.

    KarulisReize.png
     
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