ķēnišķīgs

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ķēniņš (king) +‎ -īgs, with irregular change of stem-final consonants (ņš to šķ).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

ķēnišķīgs (definite ķēnišķīgais, comparative ķēnišķīgāks, superlative visķēnišķīgākais, adverb ķēnišķīgi)

  1. royal (relating to a king or queen, to monarchic power)
    manu nāves ziņu apstiprinās ķēnišķīgiem zīmogiem — my death sentence was confirmed by the royal seals
  2. (figuratively) royal, luxurious, rich (very beautiful, very expensive, very rich)
    vai jūs zināt, cik ķēnišķīga maltīte ir cepti ciedru rieksti? — do you know what a royal meal fried pine nuts are?
    cienasts viņam liekas gandrīz ķēnišķīgs: miltaini kartupeļi, bezpiens ar krējumu, lokiem un dillēm, oglēs cepta siļķe — the refreshments seemed to him royal: floury potatoes, cottage cheese with sour cream, spring onions and dill, herring fried on coal

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Last modified on 28 June 2013, at 08:24