vīrišķīgums

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Etymology[edit]

From vīrišķīgs (masculine) +‎ -ums (with vīrišķīgs from vīrišķs (masculine) +‎ -īgs and vīrišķs from vīrs (husband, man) +‎ -išķs).

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vīrišķīgums m (1st declension)

  1. masculinity, manliness, virility (the quality of that which is masculine, manly)
    karavīra vīrišķīgumsa soldier's manliness
    Virzēns pats bija puika pašā glītuma sākumā, kad vīrišķīgums sākas... pat mīksta pavilna viņam dīga padegunēVirzēns was himself a boy in the beginning of his own handsomeness, (the time) when masculinity begins... (there) even (was) a little (bit of) soft hair growing under his nose

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