kailums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kails (naked) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

kailums m (1st declension)

  1. nakedness, nudity
    pilnīgs kailumscomplete, full nudity
  2. baldness, bald spot
    viņam bija pavisam maz matu uz galvas, bet tos pašus nedaudzos, kas auga gar ausīm, viņš bija tik veikli pārsukājis pāri galvas vidum, ka gandrīz izdevās tā kailumuhe had almost no hair on his head, but those few (hairs) which grew along the ears, he had combed them so neatly over the middle of his head that he almost managed to hide its nakedness (= baldness)
  3. (about trees, plants) having no leaves
    pavasarīgs koku kailumsthe tree's spring nakedness
  4. (about soil, ground) barenness
    kāpu kailumu šur tur apslēpa sili ar kadiķu krūmiemthe little forests with juniper bushes hid her and there the nakedness (= barenness) of the dunes
  5. (about rooms) emptiness, having no furniture
    istabas kailumsthe room's nakedness (= lack of furniture)
  6. (about people) poverty, need
    visā kailumāin all nakedness (= very poor)

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