miegains

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From miegs (sleep) +‎ -ains.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

miegains (def. miegainais, comp. miegaināks, sup. vismiegainākais; adv. miegaini)

  1. (of people, their behavior) sleepy (who is falling asleep, who is very tired; expressing such feelings)
    miegains bērnssleepy child
    miegainas acissleepy eyes
    miegaina sejasleepy face
    Augusts Stēġis pats bija tik noguris un miegains, ka viņam lipa ciet acis — Augusts Stēġis himself was so tired and sleepy that his eyes stuck shut
  2. (figuratively, of motion, activities) slow
    Maurs atcerējās miegainās kustības, ar kādām Ieva spoguļa priekšā parasti rīkojās ar ķemmi — Maurs rememberd the sleepy movements with which Ieva used the comb in front of the mirror
  3. (figuratively, of sounds, colors) sleepy, monotonous, boring
    pļaviņā miegaini bubināja zirgs un skatījās šurp — on the little meadow the horse neighed sleepily and looked here
  4. (figuratively) sleepy, quiet, peaceful
    miegaina ziemasleepy, quiet winter
    miegaina vēja pūsmasleepy wind blow
    visi guļ... plašā sēta miegaina un pagurusi — all asleep... the big ranch was sleepy and tired
  5. (figuratively) sleepy, passive, inactive, not moving
    audzis Aspazijas nemiers ar miegaino, inerto sabiedrību — Aspazija's restlessness grew with her sleepy, inert society

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