niknums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nikns (wild, raging, furious) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

niknums m (1st declension)

  1. fury, rage, ferocity (emotional state characterized by strong anger, hostility, aggressiveness)
    viņa seja raustījās niknumāhis face twitched in fury
    Krišam uznāk tāds niknums, ka viņš gandrīz grib iemest šo cilvēku aukstajā vilnīKrišs felt such rage that he almost wanted to throw this person into the cold wave
  2. anger, fury, agitation (in animals), desire to attack
    nevaldāmā niknumā riedams, suns metas uz durvīmbarking in uncontrollable fury, the dog threw himself at the door
  3. anger, fury (quality of that which expresses angry feelings)
    skatiena niknumsthe anger of the look
    suņa reju niknumsthe fury of the dog's barks
  4. anger, fury (intensity, strong desire, enthusiasm)
    jaunais matrozis ar niknumu metās virsū iluminatoru stikliem ar lupatu un ūdenithe young seaman threw himself with fury on the porthole windows with a rag and water (to clean the windows)

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