kailums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kails (naked) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

kailums m (1st declension)

  1. nakedness, nudity
    pilnīgs kailums — complete, full nudity
  2. baldness, bald spot
    viņam bija pavisam maz matu uz galvas, bet tos pašus nedaudzos, kas auga gar ausīm, viņš bija tik veikli pārsukājis pāri galvas vidum, ka gandrīz izdevās tā kailumu — he had almost no hair on his head, but those few (hairs) which grew along the ears, he had combed them so neatly over the middle of his head that he almost managed to hide its nakedness (= baldness)
  3. (about trees, plants) having no leaves
    pavasarīgs koku kailums — the tree's spring nakedness
  4. (about soil, ground) barenness
    kāpu kailumu šur tur apslēpa sili ar kadiķu krūmiem — the little forests with juniper bushes hid her and there the nakedness (= barenness) of the dunes
  5. (about rooms) emptiness, having no furniture
    istabas kailums — the room's nakedness (= lack of furniture)
  6. (about people) poverty, need
    visā kailumā — in all nakedness (= very poor)

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