runīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From runa (talk) +‎ -īgs.

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runīgs (definite runīgais, comparative runīgāks, superlative visrunīgākais, adverb runīgi)

  1. talkative (who enjoys, tends to talk a lot, who enjoys having conversations)
    runīga večiņatalkative old lady
    Eduards šai vakarā bija neparasti runīgsEduards that evening was unusually talkative
  2. (figuratively) significant, meaningful (such that it expresses something, from which something can be deduced)
    Elna paspieda vīra roku, un jau viņai likās, ka šis viens rokasspiediens bijis pārāk runīgsElna shook her husband's hand, and already it seemed to her that that one handshake was too meaningful (lit. talkative)

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