sievišķīgs

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Etymology[edit]

From sievišķs (feminine) +‎ -īgs (with sievišķs from sieva (wife, woman) +‎ -išķs).

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sievišķīgs (def. sievišķīgais, comp. sievišķīgāks, sup. vissievišķīgākais; adv. sievišķīgi)

  1. feminine, female, womanly (typical of women; relating to women)
    sievišķīga balss‎ ― feminine voice
    sievišķīgs maigums‎ ― feminine tenderness
    sievišķīga kautrība‎ ― feminine shyness, modesty
    sievišķīga piesardzība‎ ― feminine care
    sievišķīga diplomātija‎ ― feminine diplomacy
    sievišķīga patmīlība‎ ― feminine self-love
    sievišķīgas sarunas‎ ― feminine conversations
    sievišķīgas dzimums, sieviešu dzimums‎ ― female gender, sex
    viņai piemita arī tīri sievišķīga prasme radīt ap sevi tīkamu spodrības un mājīguma atmosfēru‎ ― she also had the purely feminine capacity of creating around herself an atmosphere of pleasant cleanliness, of being at home
    sieviete ir skaista ar to, ka viņa ir sievišķīga‎ ― a woman is beautiful because she is feminine
    Pēteris Krists bija skaists puisis, kaut gan mazliet sievišķīgs: šaura, simetriska seja, acis garām skropstām, blondi mati‎ ― Pēteris Krists was a handsome young man, though a little feminine: broad, symmetric face, eyes with long eyelashes, blond hair
  2. (figuratively) feminine (graceful, gentle, tender)
    sievišķīga mode‎ ― feminine fashion
    sievišķīgas kustības‎ ― feminine, graceful movements
    rokoko laika mēbeles ir sievišķīgas, rotaļīgas‎ ― rococo style furniture is feminine, playful

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