meitenīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From meitene (girl, young woman) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

meitenīgs (def. meitenīgais, comp. meitenīgāks, sup. vismeitenīgākais; adv. meitenīgi)

  1. girly, girlish (typical or characteristic of girls, young women; reminiscent of girls, young women)
    meitenīgs izskatsgirly, girlish appearance, look
    meitenīga kautrībagirly, girlish shyness
    meitenīgs tērpsgirly, girlish clothes
    meitenīgs smaidsgirly, girlish smile
    loma prasīja meitenīgu pievilcību, zināmu naivumu pasaulēs uzskata — the role demanded a girlish appeal, a certain naivety of world vision
    viņai vairs nebija dzeltenīgo bizīšu, meitenīga valodīguma un slaiduma, toties daudz smagu pārdzīvojumu — she no longer had yellow braids and a girlish talkativeness and slenderness, but (she had gone through) many heavy (= difficult) experiences
    augumā Zenta nebija par Ģirtu mazāka, bet pret vīra platajiem pleciem viņa šķita pavisam meitenīga — Zenta was not of smaller height than Ģirts, but next to (her) husband's broad shoulders she looked definitely girlish

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