ūsainis

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Latvian[edit]

Ūsainis
Ūsainis

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective ūsains (mustached) (itself from ūsa (mustache) +‎ -ains), made into a masculine 2nd-conjugation noun (ending -is).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ūsainis m (2nd declension)

  1. mustached man
    ūsainim bija švītīgs, pēc pēdējās modes šūts mētelisthe mustached man had a dandy, latest fashion coat
    bārdaiņiem un ūsaiņiem gadās tā, ka ūsas tumšas, bet bārda gaiša, un otrādi'it happens to bearded men and mustached men that the mustache is dark while the beard is light, or vice-versa
    man tuvumā stāvēja drukns pusmūža ūsainisa sturdy middle-aged mustached man stood near me
  2. animal having whiskers, antennae or barbels
    Jānis ar spinigu pievārēja vēl lielāku ūsaini: no Daugavas izvilktais 172 cm garais sams svēris 35 kilogramuswith a spinning, Jānis overpowered an even bigger mustached one: a catfish from the Daugava (river), 172 cm long and weighing 35 kilograms
    daudzu ūsaiņu sugu pārstāvji apmeklē ziedus un izēd auglenīcas un ptekšņlapasmany species of mustached ones (= beetles, especially longhorn beetles) look for flowers to eat (their) pistils and stamens

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