lepnums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lepns (proud) +‎ -ums.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lepnums m (1st declension)

  1. pride (mental, emotional state or quality characterized by high self-esteem, self-awareness, a feeling of superiority)
    izjust lepnumu — to feel pride
    es atskārtu, ka nav nemaz slikti, ja meitene man nezvana: viņai ir savs lepnums; nevis spītība, bet lepnums — I realized that it is not at all bad if the girl doesn't call me: she has her pride; not spitefulness, but pride
    “bet zini,” viņa piemetināja maigā mātes lepnumā, “Sarmīte ir ļoti jauka” — “but, you know,” she added with (lit. in) a tender mother's pride, “Sarmīte is very nice”
  2. pride (that which causes the feeling of pride)
    Roberts Bernss ir angļu klasiskās rakstniecības lepnums — Robert Burns is the pride of English classical literature
    gudrs, uzcītīgs un savam saimniekam paklausīgs suns ir katra mednieka lepnums — a dog that is clever, dilligent and obedient to his master is every hunter's pride
    senas celtnes un jauni dārzi ir mazo pilsētiņu lepnums — old buildings and new gardens are a small town's pride

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