plakstiņš

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Latvian[edit]

Plakstiņi

Etymology[edit]

From plaksts ‎(eyelid) +‎ -iņš ‎(dim.).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

plakstiņš m (1st declension)

  1. (anatomy) eyelid
    augšējais, apakšējais plakstiņš — the upper, lower eyelid
    atvērt, aizvērt plakstiņus — to open, to close the eyelids.
    piemiegt plakstiņus — to cock one's eyes; to wink

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Usage notes[edit]

The term plaksts is synonymous with, but much less frequent than, its diminutive form plakstiņš; the latter is usually preferred in all senses.

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