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Aizkraukle

English translation: the city beyond the ravens

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Latvian term or phrase:aizkraukle
English translation:the city beyond the ravens
Entered by: JANOS SAMU
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23:27 Jun 6, 2002
Latvian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latvian term or phrase: Aizkraukle
This is the name of a city in Latvia and I would like to know if it has any meaning. I want to use it for creative writing.
JANOS SAMU
United States
Local time: 05:50
The city beyond the Ravens
Explanation:
aiz = behind, beyond
krauklis = raven
The original motivation is unknown to me. The only fact is that there is a small Latvian region called "kraukli", which means "ravens" or, "raventown". This has to do with the name "Aizkraukle".
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lacplesis
Local time: 17:50
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The city beyond the Ravens


Explanation:
aiz = behind, beyond
krauklis = raven
The original motivation is unknown to me. The only fact is that there is a small Latvian region called "kraukli", which means "ravens" or, "raventown". This has to do with the name "Aizkraukle".

lacplesis
Local time: 17:50
Native speaker of: Native in LatvianLatvian, Native in GermanGerman

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