draiskulība

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From draiskulis ‎(playful, mischievous one) +‎ -ība.

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draiskulība f (4th declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) playfulness (quality of one, especially a child, who is playful, mischievous, who likes to joke)
    Zenta nosvieda zīmuli un jaunības draiskulībā pārlēca pāri galdam, lai apskautu savu bērnības draudzeni — Zenta threw the pencil and with (lit. in) youthful playfulness jumped across the table to hug her childhood girlfriend
  2. (of actions) playful, mischievous, feisty action; prank, joke; naughty behavior
    ar jaunības neizsīkstošajiem jokiem un draiskulībām kursanti soļo pa ceļu — with inexhaustible youthful jokes and pranks, the trainees marched along the road
    komandieris ļoti labi saprata savus padotos un par nevainīgām draiskulībām viņus tikai labsirdīgi norāja — the commander understood his subordinates very well, and for their innocent pranks he only scolded them good-naturedly

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