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 niknumā — his face twitched in fury
    Krišam uznāk tāds niknums, ka viņš gandrīz grib iemest šo cilvēku aukstajā vilnī — Krišs 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 durvīm — barking in uncontrollable fury, the dog threw himself at the door
  3. anger, fury (quality of that which expresses angry feelings)
    skatiena niknums — the anger of the look
    suņa reju niknums — the fury of the dog's barks
  4. anger, fury (intensity, strong desire, enthusiasm)
    jaunais matrozis ar niknumu metās virsū iluminatoru stikliem ar lupatu un ūdeni — the young seaman threw himself with fury on the porthole windows with a rag and water (to clean the windows)

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