nevainīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- +‎ vainīgs (guilty) (with vainīgs from vaina (guilt) +‎ -īgs).

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nevainīgs (def. nevainīgais, comp. nevainīgāks, sup. visnevainīgākais; adv. nevainīgi)

  1. innocent, not guilty (who is not at fault, who has not done anything wrong)
    viņš ir nevainīgs šajā lietā — he is innocent in this case
    jauns vēl bija un skaists grāfs Plāters... / kad bija jāmirst nevainīgam, / uzņemoties cita vainu — still young and handsome was Count Plāters... when he had to die innocent, taking another man's guilt
  2. innocent, harmless (not containing anything dangerous, harmful, or objectionable)
    nevainīgs joks — an innocent joke
    nevainīgi smiekliinnocent laughter
    nevainīga izpriecainnocent fun
    bija laiki, kad gripu daudzi uzskatīja par vieglu, nevainīgu slimīgu — there were times when many people considered influenza a mild, innocent (= harmelss) disease
    Roberts dzēra, jau ceturto reizi... nu mainīja, ka saldi skābenais dzēriens nemaz nav tik nevainīgs: galvā drusku iesita — Robert drank, for the fourth time... now he noticed that the sweet-sour drink (was) not so innocent: it whacked him a little on the head
  3. innocent, pure (without moral blame, morally clear)
    kā apstulbis jaunais Donis trulu skatienu vērās Jorena nevainīgā sejā — as if stunned, the young Donis turned (his) blunt look toward Jorens' innocent face
    cik daudz sapņu, mazu un nevainīgu, man saistījās ar šīs sievetes smaidu — how many dreams, small and innocent, associated me with this woman's smile
  4. virgin (who has not had sex yet, who is not informed about sex and sexuality)
    nevainīga meitene — a virgin (lit. innocent) girl
    Azanda izskatījās jauna, jauka un tīra kā nevainīga meitene — Azanda looked young, nice and clean (= pure) like a virgin (lit. innocent) girl

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