nebēdnīgs

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Etymology[edit]

From nebēdnis (mischievous one) +‎ -īgs.

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nebēdnīgs (def. nebēdnīgais, comp. nebēdnīgāks, sup. visnebēdnīgākais; adv. nebēdnīgi)

  1. mischievous, naughty, playful (behaving or acting recklessly, mischievously, playfully; expressing such behavior)
    nebēdnīgs skatiensmischievous look, glance
    Pēteris cenšas būt nebēdnīgs: griež dejā vienu meiču pēc otras — Pēteris tries to be naughty: he takes to the dance one girl after another
    Hedviga smējās; viņa atkal bija jautra, nebēdnīga un skaista — Hedviga laughed; she was again cheerful, playful and beautiful
    Kulstanā iebraucam ar skaļu un nebēdnīgu dziesmu — We arrived in Kulstana with a loud, naughty song
  2. (of animals) playful, very mobile
    nebēdnīgs kucēnsnaughty, playful puppy
    nebēdnīgi zvirbuļimischievous sparrows

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