bikses

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Latvian[edit]

Garās bikses
Īsās bikses
Sporta bikses

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle High German büxe, bükse, or from Old Frisian büxe, bükse; cf. German dialectal buxe, Swedish byxa, byxor, first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries. The original meaning was “goat leather pants” (cf. Middle High German buck “male goat,” “buck”), later extended to all kinds of pants.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bikses f (5th declension)

  1. pants, trousers; shorts (outer garment that covers the lower body from the waist down, with two long or short legs)
    garās bikses — (long) pants
    īsās bikses — short pants, shorts
    sporta bikses — shorts (lit. sports pants)
    slēpošanas bikses — ski pants
    bikšu dibenspant bottom
    bikšu kabataspant pockets
    zīda bikses — silk pants
    pidžamas bikses — pajama pants
    valkāt bikses — to wear pants
    viņam mugurā bija sūnu zaļš krekls un pelēkas bikses — he was wearing (lit. on his back there were) a moss green shirt and gray pants

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “bikses” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7