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]

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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 eja‎ ― secret passage
    slepena atvilktne‎ ― secret drawer
    slepena jauniešu satikšanās‎ ― secret meeting of young people
    slepenas sarunas‎ ― secret conversations, negotiations
    slepens uzdevums‎ ― secret task
    slepena organizācija‎ ― secret organization
    slepena starptautiska vienošanās‎ ― secret international agreement
    slepena informācija‎ ― secret, confidential information
    slepenā policija, slepenpolicija‎ ― secret police
    slepenais aģents‎ ― secret, undercover agent
  2. (of psychological states) hidden, secret (not admited, confessed, not expressed)
    slepenas ilgas‎ ― secret desires
    slepens prieks‎ ― secret joy
    slepenas bailes‎ ― secret fear

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References[edit]

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