desmitnieks

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Etymology[edit]

From desmit (ten) +‎ -nieks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Desmitnieks

desmitnieks m (1st declension)

  1. ten, number ten (digit or figure; syn. desmit)
    uzrakstīt desmitniekuto write a number ten (i.e., 10)
  2. something with the number ten on it
    izspēlēt pīķa desmitniekuto play the ten of spades (playing card)
    samainīt desmitnieku divos piecniekosto changer a tenner (10-lat bill, banknote) into two fivers
    maksāt ar desmitniekiemto pay with tenners
  3. ten (people, animals, objects) together; a sports team consisting of ten people
    pie mērķa pienāca pirmais desmitnieksthe first ten (athletes) approached the goal

desmitnieks m (1st declension, feminine form: desmitniece)

  1. (male) leader, manager of a group of ten (e.g., people, houses, etc.)
    skolu beidzot, audzēkņi iegūst tiesības strādāt par celtniecības darbu vadītājiem, desmitniekiem vai brigadieriem...(after) finishing school, the students have the right to work as construction managers, as managers of groups of ten (workers) or as brigadiers (managers of larger groups)...

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