jocīgs

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From joks (joke) +‎ -īgs, with k > c via palatalization.

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jocīgs (def. jocīgais, comp. jocīgāks, sup. visjocīgākais; adv. jocīgi)

  1. funny, humorous (such that it makes one laugh, feel merry)
    jocīgs stāstsfunny story
    jocīga dziesmafunny song
    tēvs bija mācījis: ja tev nāk raudiens, tad lūko iedomāties kaut ko jocīgu — father had learned: if you feel like crying, then try to think of something funny
  2. funny, strange, bizarre (not normal, unusual)
    lidojot bija pavisam jocīga sajūta — (while) flying, there was a very funny feeling
    viņš kļuvis tāds jocīgs — he became so funny (= strange)
    jocīgs cilvēks... nopietns, pārāk nopietns, bet tād pēkšņi kļūst bērnišķīgsfunny person... serious, too serious, but then suddenly he becomes childish
    šeit gan bija jocīgas mašīnas: izskatījās, it kā tām būtu milzīgas rokas ar dzelzs pirkstiem — here there was a funny (= bizarre) machine: it looked as if it had a huge arm with iron fingers

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