miesīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From miesa (flesh) +‎ -īgs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

miesīgs (definite miesīgais, comparative miesīgāks, superlative vismiesīgākais, adverb miesīgi)

  1. (of relations) by blood, by flesh and blood, natural
    miesīgs brālisblood by flesh, by blood, real, true brother
    miesīga māte, māsamother, sister by flesh (= blood)
    es tos cilvēkus pazīstu labāk nekā savus miesīgus vecākusI 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 krāsnsin (= because of) bodily weakness, he leaned back on the bench by the stove
    Annuža bija izveseļojusies miesīgi un garīgiAnnuža had gotten better (= healthier) physically and spiritually (mentally)

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