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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ērkšķis(thorn) +‎ -ains.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

ērkšķains (def. ērkšķainais, comp. ērkšķaināks, sup. visērkšķainākais; adv. ērkšķaini)

  1. thorny, having thorns
    kails, ērkšķains krūms‎ ― a naked, thorny bush
    ērkšķains augs, zariņš‎ ― thorny plant, twig
  2. (figuratively) painful; very difficult; involvingpainful losses
    ērkšķaini vārdi‎ ― thorny, painful words
    tepat viņš bija, nodzīvojis sūru, ērkšķainu mūžu‎ ― there he was, having lived a difficult, thorny life
    grūts un ērkšķains revolucionārā cīnītāja ceļš‎ ― the difficult and thorny path of the revolutionary fighter

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