stings

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

stings

  1. plural form of sting

Verb[edit]

stings

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of sting

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A parallel form to stingrs (firm, strong, strict), but without the r, both from the same stem as the verb stingt (to harden, to stiffen).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

stings (def. stingais, comp. stingāks, sup. visstingākais; adv. stingi)

  1. hard, firm, stiff, rigid (characterized by hardness, also viscosity, usually at low temperatures or when some components evaporate)
    stings galertshard meat jelly
    stinga massahard, rigid mass
    stingrs krēmsrigid, thick cream
    apkārt viss sasalis, stings un kluss — all around everything (was) frozen, hard and quiet
  2. (of people's or animals' bodies, their parts) hard, stiff, numb (having lost its usual strength or mobility because of low temperatures)
    stingi locekļistiff, numb limbs
    salā stingiem pirkstiem brauc Džeks Londons suņu pajūga — in the frost, Džeks Londons (Jack London) went with (his) numb fingers in a dog-pulled sled
  3. (of plants, occasionally animals) stiff, hard, frozen (where life processes were interrupted or limited, usually in cold, frosty weather)
    stingi zaristiff, frozen branches
    stings kukainisstiff, frozen insect
  4. (of corpses) rigid, stiff
    stings mirušā ķermenisstiff, rigid dead body
    grūti paskatīties mātes stingajā sejā — it (was) difficult to look at (his) (dead) mother's rigid, stiff face
  5. (of places, environments, situations) rigid, stiff (without life, movement, sounds)
    naktī mēness gaismā viss kļuva stings, nedzīvs, it kā ar nāves elpu apdvests — at night, in the moonlight, everything became rigid, lifeless, as if blown by the breath of death
  6. (of body parts, also facial expressions, looks) rigid, stiff (characterized by unchanging, fixed muscle positions)
    stingi sejas vaibstirigid facial features
    stinga pozarigid posture
    stings skatiensrigid look, stare
    viņas acīs un stingajā sejas izteiksmē gulēja nešaubīgs visa sapratējas un zinātājas zīmogs — in her eyes and rigid facial expression lay the unmistakable stamp of the all-knower (= one who thinks s/he knows everything)
  7. (physics) rigid (capable of resisting deformation)
    stings materiālsrigid mateiral
    stings fizikālais ķermenisrigid physical body
  8. (technology) rigid (built in such a way that its elements cannot displace each other)
    stings režģisrigid grid, lattice
    stinga stieņu konstrukcijarigid tubular structure

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References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

stings

  1. present tense passive of stinga.