jaunavīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jaunava (virgin, young woman) +‎ -īgs (with jaunava from jauns (young, new) +‎ -ava).

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jaunavīgs (def. jaunavīgais, comp. jaunavīgāks, sup. visjaunavīgākais; adv. jaunavīgi)

  1. youthful, typical of young women
    jaunavīga seja, kustība, gaitayouthful face, movement, walk
    jaunavīgs izskatsyouthful appearance
    jaunavīgs vaigs līdz vecumam — a youthful face (lit. cheek) till old age
    jaunavīgs un vingrs ķermenis — a youthful and agile body
  2. virginal, virgin
    jaunavīga meitene — a youthful girl; a virgin girl
    jaunavīga meitene, šķietami bīstams vīrietis un aizliegtās mīlas stāsts — a virgin girl, an apparently dangerous man and a tale of forbidden love
  3. (of appearance, colors) clean, clear, pure
    priedes slējās jaunavīgi zaļas — the pine trees stood youthfully, cleanly green
    zeme, balta sniega segta, visgarām kāpām gulēja jaunavīgi tīra — the land, covered with white snow, with dunes everywhere, slept youthfully, virginally clean

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