skūpsts

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Skūpsts
Skūpsts

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verb skūpstīt (to kiss) (q.v.), made into a masculine first-declension noun; probably a back-formation.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

skūpsts m (1st declension)

  1. kiss (a touch with the lips, used to express love, friendship, respect, devotion)
    viegls skūpsts — light kiss
    vēss skūpsts — cold kiss
    draudzīgs skūpsts — friendly kiss
    karsts skūpsts — hot kiss
    kvēls, kaislīgs skūpsts — passionate kiss
    mainīt skūpstus — to exchange kisses
    tajā vakarā viņš izprata, kas ir mīļotas meitenes skūpsts — that night he understood what is the kiss of a beloved girl
    Justs acumirklī apklusināja Skaidrīti ar skūpstu — Justs instantly silenced Skaidrīte with a kiss

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “skūpstīt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7