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desmitnieks

LatvianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From desmit (ten) +‎ -nieks.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Desmitnieks

desmitnieks m (1st declension)

  1. ten, number ten (digit or figure; syn. desmit)
    uzrakstīt desmitnieku — to write a number ten (i.e., 10)
  2. something with the number ten on it
    izspēlēt pīķa desmitnieku — to play the ten of spades (playing card)
    samainīt desmitnieku divos piecniekos — to changer a tenner (10-lat bill, banknote) into two fivers
    maksāt ar desmitniekiem — to pay with tenners
  3. ten (people, animals, objects) together; a sports team consisting of ten people
    pie mērķa pienāca pirmais desmitnieks — the first ten (athletes) approached the goal

desmitnieks m (1st declension, feminine form: desmitniece)

  1. (male) leader, manager of a group of ten (e.g., people, houses, etc.)
    skolu beidzot, audzēkņi iegūst tiesības strādāt par celtniecības darbu vadītājiem, desmitniekiem vai brigadieriem... — (after) finishing school, the students have the right to work as construction managers, as managers of groups of ten (workers) or as brigadiers (managers of larger groups)...

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