draiskulīgs

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Etymology[edit]

From draiskulis (playful, mischievous one) +‎ -īgs (with draiskulis from draisks (playful, mischievous) +‎ -ulis).

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draiskulīgs (def. draiskulīgais, comp. draiskulīgāks, sup. visdraiskulīgākais; adv. draiskulīgi)

  1. (of people, especially children, and their behavior) playful, mischievous; expressing such attitudes
    tā bija dzīva, draiskulīga meitene, spožām acīm; savas kustīgās dabas dēļ meiteni skolā visi bija iesaukuši par “Žuku” — that was a lively, playful girl, with bright eyes; because her restless nature, everybody at school called her “Žuk” (Russian жук, “beetle”)
    zeltaina gaisma lija puišiem matos, atspoguļojās viņiem acīs, lai tās liktos draiskulīgākas, ne tik biklas kā patiesībā — the golden light poured on the boys' hair (and) reflected off their eyes, so that their eyes seemed more playful, mischievous, not as timid as they really were

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