milzenis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From milzis (giant) +‎ -enis.

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milzenis m (2nd declension, feminine form: milzene)

  1. giant, colossus (very large object or building)
    okeāna milzeņithe giants of the ocean (= large ships)
    akmens bija īsts milzenisthe rock was a real giant
    lejpus ābeļdārzam bija palicis tāds īsts milzenis, laba vīra augumāin the lower part of the apple garden a real giant (= tree) had remained, the size of a good man
  2. giant (very large person, animal or plant)
    Ansis nevarēja nobrīnīties vien par milzeni, Rīgas kalēju GustuAnsis could not wonder about the giant, the blacksmith Gusts from Riga
    sagrābj makšķeres kātu, piecērt un pēc sīvas cīņas izceļ lielu, spurainu asari... skaties, kāds milzenis!he grabs the fishing rod, pulls it and after a fierce fight lifts a large, finny perch... look, what a giant!

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