knaš

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See also: knäs

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from dialectal Latvian knasts (snug, tight (of a garment); elegant; exquisite; pretty; good-looking) or knašs (quick, swift).[1] See etymology at Latvian knašs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

knaš (comp. jo knaš (vel jo knaš), sup. amā knaš)

  1. beautiful, handsome, attractive
  2. nice
  3. (figuratively) nice, pretty

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Seppo Suhonen (1973), Die jungen lettischen Lehnwörter im livischen, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 134