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From the same stem as the verb īgt (to be sullen, surly, angry) with an extra suffix -n.[1]


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īgns (def. īgnais, comp. īgnāks, sup. visīgnākais; adv. īgni)

  1. morose, gloomy, sullen, surly, somewhat angry (who behaves in an unfriendly, unpleasant way, who is dissatisfied with something)
    būt vienmēr īgnam — to be always sullen
    Andrejs bija kļuvis īgns un rupjš — Andrejs had become surly and rude
  2. which shows or reveals such feelings
    īgns skatienssurly look, petulant frown
    runāt īgnā balsī — to speak in, with a surly, indignant voice


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