bārenis

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bārs (lonely) +‎ -enis, possibly originally a diminutive form.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bārenis m (2nd declension, feminine form: bārene)

  1. (male) orphan (a boy who has lost one or both parents)
    apaļš bārenis — full orphan (one who lost both parents)
    kļūt bārenim — to become an orphan
    bāreņu aizbildnis — orphan guardian
    pierādīt vajag, ka ir apaļš bārenis, ne tēva, ne mātes — (he) needs to prove that he is a full orphan without father and mother

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Related termsEdit

  • (poetic) bārs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “bāris” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
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