pūkains

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See also: puķains

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pūka (fluff, down) +‎ -ains.

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Adjective[edit]

pūkains (def. pūkainais, comp. pūkaināks, sup. vispūkainākais; adv. pūkaini)

  1. (of fabric, cloth) fluffy, wooly
    pūkains lakats‎ ― fluffy scarf
    pūkains paklājs‎ ― fluffy carpet
    aust pūkainu segu‎ ― to weave, sow a fluffy blanket
    pūkainas vilnas audums‎ ― a fabric (made) of fluffy wool
    pūkaini, balti mākoņi‎ ― fluffy, white clouds
  2. (of plants) fluffy, hairy (having little hairs or hair-like appendages)
    pūkainas lapas‎ ― fluffy, hairy leaves
    firziķiem izauga sulīgi, pūkaini augļi‎ ― the pear tree grew sappy, fluffy/hairy fruits

$ (of animals) fluffy, downy (having fluff, down)

  1. pūkains kucēns‎ ― fluffy puppy
    pūkains cālēns‎ ― fluffy, downy little chick
    mazs pūkains zaķēniņš‎ ― a little fluffy bunny
  2. (of fur, hair, feathers, or body parts covered by them) fluffy, soft
    melna, pūkaina bārdiņa‎ ― black, fluffy beard
    pūkains zods‎ ― fluffy chin (i.e., covered by fluffy hair)
    Tālivaldim bija mīksti, gari un pūkaini mati‎ ― Tālivaldis had soft, long, fluffy hair

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