zeņķis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German sönke (son (dim.) (also sänke), borrowed in parallel to zēns from the non-diminutive form söhn, sȫne.[1]

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Noun[edit]

zeņķis m (2nd declension)

  1. (colloquial) boy (male child, especially of school age; also, male adolescent)
    viņa priekšā izauga apaļīgs puišelis, tēva pusdrauga Zigmāra dēls... “Ikar, pagaidi!” sauca zeņķis' in front of him (there) appeared a round (= plump) little boy, the son of an acquaintace of father's, Zigmārs... “Ikars, wait!” the boy shouted
  2. (colloquial) young man, guy
    tos zeņķus gan tu, Matīs, esi pagalam nomocījisthose guys, Matīs, you have really harassed them

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References[edit]

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