nabadziņš

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nabags (poor man) +‎ -iņš (dim.).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nabadziņš m (1st declension, feminine form: nabadzīte)

  1. little poor man; diminutive of nabags
    nabadziņš ticis pie naudas — how a little poor man found money
  2. poor man, poor thing (a man worthy of pity, miserable, pathetic, weak, sick; also metaphorically)
    ak, nabadziņš! — oh, poor thing!
    lats, nabadziņš, nomests zemē! — the lats (Latvian currency), poor thing, (was) thrown on the ground

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