draiskulīgs

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Etymology[edit]

From draiskulis (playful, mischievous one) +‎ -īgs (with draiskulis from draisks (playful, mischievous) +‎ -ulis).

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draiskulīgs (definite draiskulīgais, comparative draiskulīgāks, superlative visdraiskulīgākais, adverb draiskulīgi)

  1. (of people, especially children, and their behavior) playful, mischievous; expressing such attitudes
    tā bija dzīva, draiskulīga meitene, spožām acīm; savas kustīgās dabas dēļ meiteni skolā visi bija iesaukuši par “Žuku”that was a lively, playful girl, with bright eyes; because her restless nature, everybody at school called her “Žuk” (Russian жук, “beetle”)
    zeltaina gaisma lija puišiem matos, atspoguļojās viņiem acīs, lai tās liktos draiskulīgākas, ne tik biklas kā patiesībāthe golden light poured on the boys' hair (and) reflected off their eyes, so that their eyes seemed more playful, mischievous, not as timid as they really were

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