sīkums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sīks (tiny, small, detailed) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

sīkums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) trifle(s) (objects of small size, importance, value)
    galantērijas sīkumi — fancy trifles, fancy stuff
    sīkumu tirgus, sīkumtirgus — flea market (lit. trifles market)
  2. (chiefly in the plural) detail(s) (events, circumstances, etc. without much significance)
    runāt, uztraukties par sīkumiem — to talk, to worry about (unimportant) details
    atstāstīt, aprēķināt, zināt visus sīkumus — to tell, to calculate, to know all the details
  3. (chiefly in the singular) smallness, pettiness, insignificance
    sēklu sīkums ir orhideju piemērošanās — the smallness of the seeds is an adaptation of the orchid
    auguma sīkumssmallness of growth, shortness, small height
    rokraksta sīkums — the smallness of (one's) handwriting
    problēmu sīkums — the smallness, pettiness, insignificance of problems

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