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vingrs

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an earlier verb *vingt (to bend) (the r follows the pattern of stingt “to harden, to stiffen,” stingrs “firm, strong, strict”), from Proto-Baltic *wing-, from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to bend, to incline) with an extra g. Cognates include Lithuanian vingrùs (tortuous, sinuous; agile, able, skillful), Old Prussian wingriskan (cunning, deceit(ful)) (accusative).[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

vingrs (def. vingrais, comp. vingrāks, sup. visvingrākais; adv. vingri)

  1. (of people, their bodies) firm, strong, fit, agile, flexible (physically well developed)
    vingrs augumsfirm body
    parādījās arī citi viesi... Šarlene griezās ap tiem kā atspole, atkal atsperīga un vingra — the other guests appeared... Šarlene turned around them like a shuttle, springy and agile
    Anna bija skaista sieva, viņa izskatījās tik jauna,... bija vingra, cēla un lokana — Anna was a beautiful woman, she looked so young,... (she) was fit, sublime and flexible
    mani locekļi bija vingri un viegli, un miesa it kā bez smaguma — my limbs were firm and light, and the flesh (= body) (was) as if almost weightless
  2. (of movement) agile, strong
    vingra gaitaagile gait
    te aizmugurē ieskanas steidzīgi, vingri soļi, ar kādiem mēdz iet pašapzinīgi, spara pilni cilvēki — here, behind (us), agile, quick steps resonate, the kind that self-confident, energetic people walk with

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ReferencesEdit

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