miesīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From miesa(flesh) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Adjective[edit]

miesīgs (def. miesīgais, comp. miesīgāks, sup. vismiesīgākais; adv. miesīgi)

  1. (of relations) by blood, by flesh and blood, natural
    miesīgs brālis‎ ― blood by flesh, by blood, real, true brother
    miesīga māte, māsa‎ ― mother, sister by flesh (= blood)
    es tos cilvēkus pazīstu labāk nekā savus miesīgus vecākus‎ ― I know these people better than my own natural parents
  2. physical, bodily, carnal (typical of the bodies of living beings)
    miesīgā nespēkā viņš atslīga uz sola pie krāsns‎ ― in (= because of) bodily weakness, he leaned back on the bench by the stove
    Annuža bija izveseļojusies miesīgi un garīgi‎ ― Annuža had gotten better (= healthier) physically and spiritually (mentally)

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