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 smaids — sincere, warm smile
    labvēlīgs smaids — benevolent smile
    saulains smaids — sunny smile
    savilkt lūpas smaidā — to pull one's lips into a smile
    izspiest smaidu — to squeeze out a smile (to force oneself to smile)
    tavs smaids tik skaists un nemirstošs — your smile, so beautiful and immortal
    šim jaunajam bija labs smaids: silts un kautrīgs — this young one had a good smile: warm and shy

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