pūkains

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See also: puķains

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pūka (fluff, down) +‎ -ains.

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Adjective[edit]

pūkains (def. pūkainais, comp. pūkaināks, sup. vispūkainākais; adv. pūkaini)

  1. (of fabric, cloth) fluffy, wooly
    pūkains lakatsfluffy scarf
    pūkains paklājsfluffy carpet
    aust pūkainu segu — to weave, sow a fluffy blanket
    pūkainas vilnas audums — a fabric (made) of fluffy wool
    pūkaini, balti mākoņifluffy, white clouds
  2. (of plants) fluffy, hairy (having little hairs or hair-like appendages)
    pūkainas lapasfluffy, hairy leaves
    firziķiem izauga sulīgi, pūkaini augļi — the pear tree grew sappy, fluffy/hairy fruits

$ (of animals) fluffy, downy (having fluff, down)

  1. pūkains kucēnsfluffy puppy
    pūkains cālēnsfluffy, downy little chick
    mazs pūkains zaķēniņš — a little fluffy bunny
  2. (of fur, hair, feathers, or body parts covered by them) fluffy, soft
    melna, pūkaina bārdiņa — black, fluffy beard
    pūkains zodsfluffy chin (i.e., covered by fluffy hair)
    Tālivaldim bija mīksti, gari un pūkaini mati — Tālivaldis had soft, long, fluffy hair

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