mīkstums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mīksts (soft) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

mīkstums m (1st declension)

  1. softness (the quality of that which is soft)
    mālu mīkstums — the softness of clay
    matu mīkstums — the softness of hair
    rakstura mīkstumssoftness of character
    ūdens mīkstums — water softness
    viņa iegrimst sēdekļa mīkstums līdz ausīm — she was absorbed into the softness of the seat to (her) ears
  2. soft part (of something)
    maizes mīkstumssoft part of bread (under the crust)
    zoba mīkstumssoft part of teeth, dental pulp
    atdalīt plūmes kauliņu no mīkstuma — to separate plum seed(s) from the pulp
    sagriezt gaļas mīkstumu šķēlēs — to cut the soft meat into slices
    (colloquial) dabūt pa mīkstumiem — to get on the soft parts (of one's bodies, i.e., to get a beating)

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