smaids

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Latgalian[edit]

Noun[edit]

smaids m

  1. smile

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same stem as the verb smaidīt (to smile) (q.v.), made into a first declension masculine noun (ending -s).[1]

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Noun[edit]

smaids m (1st declension)

  1. smile (facial expression, in which the ends of one's mouth are raised and the front teeth are shown, used to indicate happiness, cheerfulness, satisfaction, kindness, or pleasure)
    sirsnīgs smaidssincere, warm smile
    labvēlīgs smaidsbenevolent smile
    saulains smaidssunny smile
    savilkt lūpas smaidāto pull one's lips into a smile
    izspiest smaiduto squeeze out a smile (to force oneself to smile)
    tavs smaids tik skaists un nemirstošsyour smile, so beautiful and immortal
    šim jaunajam bija labs smaids: silts un kautrīgsthis young one had a good smile: warm and shy

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References[edit]

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