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 bārenis‎ ― full orphan (one who lost both parents)
    kļūt bārenim‎ ― to become an orphan
    bāreņu aizbildnis‎ ― orphan 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