īrisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From īrs (Irishman) +‎ -isks.

Adjective[edit]

īrisks (def. īriskais, comp. īriskāks, sup. visīriskākais; adv. īriski)

  1. Irish (relating to the Irish language; relating to Irish people or to Ireland)
    Džoisa romāns ir ļoti universāls stilistiki un intonatīvi, bet arī ļoti īrisks — Joyce's novel (Ulysses) is very universal in style and tone, but also very Irish
    tajā ir kaut kas īrisks — in it there is something Irish

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Irish” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to īru, the genitive plural form of īrs. The adjective īrisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Irish”), or in its adverbial form īriski.

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