meitenīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From meitene (girl, young woman) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

meitenīgs (def. meitenīgais, comp. meitenīgāks, sup. vismeitenīgākais; adv. meitenīgi)

  1. girly, girlish (typical or characteristic of girls, young women; reminiscent of girls, young women)
    meitenīgs izskatsgirly, girlish appearance, look
    meitenīga kautrībagirly, girlish shyness
    meitenīgs tērpsgirly, girlish clothes
    meitenīgs smaidsgirly, girlish smile
    loma prasīja meitenīgu pievilcību, zināmu naivumu pasaulēs uzskatathe role demanded a girlish appeal, a certain naivety of world vision
    viņai vairs nebija dzeltenīgo bizīšu, meitenīga valodīguma un slaiduma, toties daudz smagu pārdzīvojumushe no longer had yellow braids and a girlish talkativeness and slenderness, but (she had gone through) many heavy (= difficult) experiences
    augumā Zenta nebija par Ģirtu mazāka, bet pret vīra platajiem pleciem viņa šķita pavisam meitenīga' Zenta was not of smaller height than Ģirts, but next to (her) husband's broad shoulders she looked definitely girlish

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