sīkums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sīks (tiny, small, detailed) +‎ -ums.

Noun[edit]

sīkums m (1st declension)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) trifle(s) (objects of small size, importance, value)
    galantērijas sīkumifancy trifles, fancy stuff
    sīkumu tirgus, sīkumtirgusflea market (lit. trifles market)
  2. (chiefly in the plural) detail(s) (events, circumstances, etc. without much significance)
    runāt, uztraukties par sīkumiemto talk, to worry about (unimportant) details
    atstāstīt, aprēķināt, zināt visus sīkumusto tell, to calculate, to know all the details
  3. (chiefly in the singular) smallness, pettiness, insignificance
    sēklu sīkums ir orhideju piemērošanāsthe smallness of the seeds is an adaptation of the orchid
    auguma sīkumssmallness of growth, shortness, small height
    rokraksta sīkumsthe smallness of (one's) handwriting
    problēmu sīkumsthe smallness, pettiness, insignificance of problems

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