bārenis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bārs (lonely) +‎ -enis, possibly originally a diminutive form.[1]

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bārenis m (2nd declension, feminine form: bārene)

  1. (male) orphan (a boy who has lost one or both parents)
    apaļš bārenisfull orphan (one who lost both parents)
    kļūt bārenimto become an orphan
    bāreņu aizbildnisorphan guardian
    pierādīt vajag, ka ir apaļš bārenis, ne tēva, ne mātes(he) needs to prove that he is a full orphan without father and mother

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References[edit]

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