sekss

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Latvian[edit]

Sekss (2)

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from Latin sexus (sex, gender).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sekss m (1st declension)

  1. sex, gender (the two groups in which most living beings can be divided, according to their role in the reproductive process)
    sieviešu sekss ― the female sex
  2. (usually singular) sex (sexual intercourse, sexual activity)
    seksa fiziskās izpausmes ― physical manifestations of sex
    seksa horoskopssex horoscope
    cik bieži latviešu sievietēm ir sekss? ― how often do Latvian women have sex?
    sekss kļuvis par izpētes, ārstēšanas priekšmetusex has become an object of research and (medical) treatment

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Usage notes[edit]

The use of sekss to mean "biological group" apparently is (or is becoming) dated; dzimums is more often found in this sense.

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