bikses

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See also: biksēs

Latvian[edit]

Garās bikses
Īsās bikses
Sporta bikses

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Middle High German büxe, bükse, or from Old Frisian büxe, bükse; cf. German dialectal buxe, Swedish byxa, byxor, first mentioned in 17th-century dictionaries. The original meaning was “goat leather pants” (cf. Middle High German buck “male goat,” “buck”), later extended to all kinds of pants.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bikses f (5th declension)

  1. pants, trousers; shorts (outer garment that covers the lower body from the waist down, with two long or short legs)
    garās bikses‎ ― (long) pants
    īsās bikses‎ ― short pants, shorts
    sporta bikses‎ ― shorts (lit. sports pants)
    slēpošanas bikses‎ ― ski pants
    bikšu dibens‎ ― pant bottom
    bikšu kabatas‎ ― pant pockets
    zīda bikses‎ ― silk pants
    pidžamas bikses‎ ― pajama pants
    valkāt bikses‎ ― to wear pants
    viņam mugurā bija sūnu zaļš krekls un pelēkas bikses‎ ― he was wearing (lit. on his back there were) a moss green shirt and gray pants

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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