slepens

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Latvian slep(t), a dialectal variant of standard Latvian slēpt ‎(to hide), +‎ -ens.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

slepens (def. slepenais, comp. slepenāks, sup. visslepenākais; irreg. adv. slepeni, slepen, slepus, slēpu)

  1. secret (known to some people but kept hidden from others, e.g., from the general public)
    slepena ejasecret passage
    slepena atvilktnesecret drawer
    slepena jauniešu satikšanāssecret meeting of young people
    slepenas sarunassecret conversations, negotiations
    slepens uzdevumssecret task
    slepena organizācijasecret organization
    slepena starptautiska vienošanāssecret international agreement
    slepena informācijasecret, confidential information
    slepenā policija, slepenpolicijasecret police
    slepenais aģentssecret, undercover agent
  2. (of psychological states) hidden, secret (not admited, confessed, not expressed)
    slepenas ilgassecret desires
    slepens priekssecret joy
    slepenas bailessecret fear

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “slēpt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7