skuķe

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From skuķis (girl, young woman) +‎ -e (fem.), a more recent derivation; the masculine form skuķis is older.[1]

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Noun[edit]

skuķe f (5th declension)

  1. (colloquial) girl, young woman
    Gundagas skopajās atmiņās Dagmāra bija palikusi kā izstīdzējusi, neglīta, garstilbaina skuķein Gundaga's stingry memory, Dagmāra had remained a thin, ugly, long-legged girl
    trešā stāva balkonā sīka skuķe brūnā skolnieces apģērbā visu laiku sēd nepakustēdamāson the third floor balcony a girl in brown schoolgirl uniform was sitting, all the time without moving
    kas sagrāvis viņa autoritāti, ka šie zeņķi un skuķes uzdrošinās viņu neklausīt?what had broken his authority, so that these boys and girls dared to disobey him?
  2. (colloquial) young woman who does not lead a decent life, who is slutty, or a possible criminal
    vienā rudens svētdienā atnāca atkal Andrejs uz pirtiņu ciemoties, bet viņam līdzi kāda pavisam sveša skuķe; vēlāk, projām ejot, viņa pat noliecās bučot Andreja mātei rokuon an autumn Sunday Andrejs came back to the sauna to visit, and some totally unknown woman came to him; later, while walking away, she leaned over to kiss Andrejs' mother's hand

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “skuķis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7