tukls

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from tukt (to swell, to become thick, fat), a dialectal variant of tūkt (to swell) (q.v.). Cognates include Lithuanian tuklùs (quickly fattened; fat, stout; overweight).[1]

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tukls (def. tuklais, comp. tuklāks, sup. vistuklākais; adv. tukli)

  1. (of people, animals, body parts) fat, chubby, plump, corpulent (having a relatively thick layer of fat)
    tukls cilvēksfat, corpulent person
    tukli vaigi, pirkstifat cheecks, fingers
    tukls sivēnsfat piglet
    pa laukiem skraidīja tuklās lauku peles — through the fields ran fat field mice

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References[edit]

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