nebēdnis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nebēda (carefreeness) with an extra n (perhaps from the suffix -ens), made into a 2nd-declension masculine noun (with nebēda from ne- +‎ bēda (sorrow, misfortune)).

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nebēdnis m (2nd declension, feminine form: nebēdne)

  1. mischievous, naughty person (usually a child)
    mazi, kareivīgi noskaņoti puišeļi skraida pa laipām un tiltiņiem un spēlē indiāņu spēles... “hei, mazais, kā tev klājas?” uzsaucam kādam nebēdnim — little boys with a military imagination were running around in bridges and footbridges, playing Indian games... “hey, baby, how are you doing?” said some mischievous boy
    sievas steidza novākt izžauto veļu, reizēm patriekdamas nost mazos nebēdņus, kas nosmulētām rokām sniedzās noraut no auklas kādu veļas gabalu — the women rushed to remove the hanging clothes, sometimes chasing away small naughty children who were trying with stretched arms to rip some small piece off the clothes

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