bikses

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Latvian[edit]

Garās bikses
Īsās bikses
Sporta bikses

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 biksesshort pants, shorts
    sporta biksesshorts (lit. sports pants)
    slēpošanas biksesski pants
    bikšu dibenspant bottom
    bikšu kabataspant pockets
    zīda biksessilk pants
    pidžamas biksespajama pants
    valkāt biksesto wear pants
    viņam mugurā bija sūnu zaļš krekls un pelēkas bikseshe 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