vecis

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Latvian[edit]

Vecis

Etymology[edit]

From vecs (old), made into a 2nd-declension noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vecis m (2nd declension, feminine form: vecene or veča)

  1. old man (a man in old age)
    īgns vecis — grumbling old man
    pagasta vecis, vecākais — parish elder
    garš, izdilis, stiegrains vecis — tall, skinny, sinewy old man
  2. old one, husband
    viņa dēla rīcību pārstāstīja vēlreiz vecim — she told (her) son's actions once more to (her) old one, husband
  3. (colloquial, in the plural) parents
    jaunekļi mēdz savus vecākus lielīga žargonā saukt par senčiem vai večiem — young men tend to call their parents in their jargon ancient or old ones
  4. (colloquial) man, guy
    “dēlī ir tā mašīna”, viņš teica, “jāgaida remonta veči — “that machine is on the plank”, he said, “we now have to wait for the repair guys
    veči”, kur te var piezvanīt pa telefonu?guys, where is there a telephone here (lit. where can one call by telephone here)?

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

(parents): vecāki

Related terms[edit]