vīrišķīgums

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Etymology[edit]

From vīrišķīgs (masculine) +‎ -ums (with vīrišķīgs from vīrišķs (masculine) +‎ -īgs and vīrišķs from vīrs (husband, man) +‎ -išķs).

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vīrišķīgums m (1st declension)

  1. masculinity, manliness, virility (the quality of that which is masculine, manly)
    karavīra vīrišķīgums — a soldier's manliness
    Virzēns pats bija puika pašā glītuma sākumā, kad vīrišķīgums sākas... pat mīksta pavilna viņam dīga padegunē — Virzēns was himself a boy in the beginning of his own handsomeness, (the time) when masculinity begins... (there) even (was) a little (bit of) soft hair growing under his nose

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