vīrietis

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Latvian[edit]

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Vīrieši

Etymology[edit]

From vīrs (man, husband) +‎ -ietis.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vīrietis m (2nd declension)

  1. man (a human being of the male sex).
    jauns, vecs vīrietis‎ ― young, old man
    precējies vīrietis‎ ― married man
    glīts vīrietis‎ ― handsome man
    vīriešu modes‎ ― men's mode
    vīriešu kurpes‎ ― men's shoes
    kļūt par īstu vīrieti‎ ― to become a real man

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The original word for “man,” vīrs, now usually means “husband.” Though it is still occasionally used to mean “man,” this meaning is now normally ascribed to vīrietis.

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