ērkšķains

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ērkšķis (thorn) +‎ -ains.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ērkšķains (def. ērkšķainais, comp. ērkšķaināks, sup. visērkšķainākais; adv. ērkšķaini)

  1. thorny, having thorns
    kails, ērkšķains krūms — a naked, thorny bush
    ērkšķains augs, zariņšthorny plant, twig
  2. (figuratively) painful; very difficult; involvingpainful losses
    ērkšķaini vārdithorny, painful words
    tepat viņš bija, nodzīvojis sūru, ērkšķainu mūžu — there he was, having lived a difficult, thorny life
    grūts un ērkšķains revolucionārā cīnītāja ceļš — the difficult and thorny path of the revolutionary fighter

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