mīlīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mīl(ēt) (to love) +‎ -īgs. Originally (in the 17th century) a synonym of mīļš (dear, beloved), including the romantic senses, these two words drifted apart semantically in the 18th century, at the end of which they were no longer fully synonymous.[1]

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mīlīgs (def. mīlīgais, comp. mīlīgāks, sup. vismīlīgākais; adv. mīlīgi)

  1. friendly, kind, affectionate, loving; also, nice, pleasant, lovely
    mīlīga meitenenice, friendly girl
    Līziņa ir mīlīga un smaidoša — Līziņa is freindly and smiling
    mīlīgs smaidsfriendly, loving smile
    mīlīga sirdsloving, affectionate heart (i.e., person)
    mīlīgs rakstursloving character, personality
    viņš aplūkoja brāli neizsakāmi mīlīgām acīm — he looked at his brother with unspeakably affectionate eyes
  2. (of animals) tame, friendly, not wild, not aggressive
    apaļām ķēvēm līdzās tecēja mīlīgi kumeliņi — after the round mares came (some) lovely foals
  3. lovely, pleasant, soft, nice (which causes a pleasant reaction, sensation, or feeling; (of weather) warm and pleasant)
    mīlīga balsssoft, lovely voice
    sīkie, mīlīgie ziedi — the tiny, lovely flowers
    kluss, mīlīgs vakars — silent, lovely evening
    silts, mīlīgs vējiņš — warm, lovely little wind, breeze
    mīlīgs pavasara laikslovely spring weather
    mīlīgs rīts, rudenslovely morning, autumn

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.