īgns

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same stem as the verb īgt (to be sullen, surly, angry) with an extra suffix -n.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

īgns (definite īgnais, comparative īgnāks, superlative visīgnākais, adverb īgni)

  1. morose, gloomy, sullen, surly, somewhat angry (who behaves in an unfriendly, unpleasant way, who is dissatisfied with something)
    būt vienmēr īgnam — to be always sullen
    Andrejs bija kļuvis īgns un rupjš — Andrejs had become surly and rude
  2. which shows or reveals such feelings
    īgns skatienssurly look, petulant frown
    runāt īgnā balsī — to speak in, with a surly, indignant voice

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “īgt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
Last modified on 28 September 2013, at 11:39