draiskulis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From draisks ‎(playful, mischievous) +‎ -ulis

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draiskulis m (2nd declension, feminine form: draiskule)

  1. playful, mischievous man, especially boy
    kad bērnu plosīšanās ap automobiļiem kļuva pārāk ņudzīga, sievietes apsauca draiskuļu baru — when the children raging around the car became too swarmy, the women scolded the band of mischievous, misbehaved children
    jaunieši jokojas un smējās, taču paies nedēļa, un šie paši draiskuļi ar nopietnam, drusku svīnīgam sejām ies uz skolām, uz universitāti — the young people joked and laughed, but a week will go by, and these very same playful children, with serious, solemn faces, will go to school, to university
  2. (figuratively) playful, mischievous one
    un mākoņus baltus dzenā pa debesīm draiskulis vējš — and the playful, mischievous wind drove the white clouds across the sky

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