nevainīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- +‎ vainīgs (guilty) (with vainīgs from vaina (guilt) +‎ -īgs).

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nevainīgs (def. nevainīgais, comp. nevainīgāks, sup. visnevainīgākais; adv. nevainīgi)

  1. innocent, not guilty (who is not at fault, who has not done anything wrong)
    viņš ir nevainīgs šajā lietāhe is innocent in this case
    jauns vēl bija un skaists grāfs Plāters... / kad bija jāmirst nevainīgam, / uzņemoties cita vainustill young and handsome was Count Plāters... when he had to die innocent, taking another man's guilt
  2. innocent, harmless (not containing anything dangerous, harmful, or objectionable)
    nevainīgs joksan innocent joke
    nevainīgi smiekliinnocent laughter
    nevainīga izpriecainnocent fun
    bija laiki, kad gripu daudzi uzskatīja par vieglu, nevainīgu slimīguthere were times when many people considered influenza a mild, innocent (= harmelss) disease
    Roberts dzēra, jau ceturto reizi... nu mainīja, ka saldi skābenais dzēriens nemaz nav tik nevainīgs: galvā drusku iesitaRobert drank, for the fourth time... now he noticed that the sweet-sour drink (was) not so innocent: it whacked him a little on the head
  3. innocent, pure (without moral blame, morally clear)
    kā apstulbis jaunais Donis trulu skatienu vērās Jorena nevainīgā sejāas if stunned, the young Donis turned (his) blunt look toward Jorens' innocent face
    cik daudz sapņu, mazu un nevainīgu, man saistījās ar šīs sievetes smaiduhow many dreams, small and innocent, associated me with this woman's smile
  4. virgin (who has not had sex yet, who is not informed about sex and sexuality)
    nevainīga meitenea virgin (lit. innocent) girl
    Azanda izskatījās jauna, jauka un tīra kā nevainīga meiteneAzanda looked young, nice and clean (= pure) like a virgin (lit. innocent) girl

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