ūsainis

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Latvian[edit]

Ūsainis
Ūsainis

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective ūsains (mustached) (itself from ūsa (mustache) +‎ -ains), made into a masculine 2nd-conjugation noun (ending -is).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ūsainis m (2nd declension)

  1. mustached man
    ūsainim bija švītīgs, pēc pēdējās modes šūts mētelis — the mustached man had a dandy, latest fashion coat
    bārdaiņiem un ūsaiņiem' gadās tā, ka ūsas tumšas, bet bārda gaiša, un otrādi — it happens to bearded men and mustached men that the mustache is dark while the beard is light, or vice-versa
    man tuvumā stāvēja drukns pusmūža ūsainis — a sturdy middle-aged mustached man stood near me
  2. animal having whiskers, antennae or barbels
    Jānis ar spinigu pievārēja vēl lielāku ūsaini: no Daugavas izvilktais 172 cm garais sams svēris 35 kilogramus — with a spinning, Jānis overpowered an even bigger mustached one: a catfish from the Daugava (river), 172 cm long and weighing 35 kilograms
    daudzu ūsaiņu sugu pārstāvji apmeklē ziedus un izēd auglenīcas un ptekšņlapas — many species of mustached ones (= beetles, especially longhorn beetles) look for flowers to eat (their) pistils and stamens

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