vecis

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Latvian[edit]

Vecis

Etymology[edit]

From vecs (old), made into a 2nd-declension noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vecis m (2nd declension, feminine form: vecene or veča)

  1. old man (a man in old age)
    īgns vecisgrumbling old man
    pagasta vecis, vecākais — parish elder
    garš, izdilis, stiegrains vecistall, skinny, sinewy old man
  2. old one, husband
    viņa dēla rīcību pārstāstīja vēlreiz vecimshe told (her) son's actions once more to (her) old one, husband
  3. (colloquial, in the plural) parents
    jaunekļi mēdz savus vecākus lielīga žargonā saukt par senčiem vai večiemyoung men tend to call their parents in their jargon ancient or old ones
  4. (colloquial) man, guy
    “dēlī ir tā mašīna”, viņš teica, “jāgaida remonta veči“that machine is on the plank”, he said, “we now have to wait for the repair guys
    veči”, kur te var piezvanīt pa telefonu?guys, where is there a telephone here (lit. where can one call by telephone here)?

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

(parents): vecāki

Related terms[edit]