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EtymologyEdit

From jauns (new, young) +‎ -eklis. Originally probably *jauniklis, with i > e probably under the influence of words like māceklis (apprentice). The original meaning was probably wider, including young animals (as is still the case in some dialects).[1]

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NounEdit

jauneklis m (2nd declension)

  1. unmarried young man
    deviņpadsmit gadus vecs būdams, viņš nebija nedz labāks, nedz sliktāks par lielāko daļu no mūsu jaunekļiembeing nineteen years old, he was neither better nor worse than most of our young men
    pusaudži kļuva par jaunekļiem, jaunekļi nobrieda par vīriem... dzīvības koks suloja mūžam zaļšadolescents become young men, young men mature into men... the tree of life exuding always green (juice)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “jauneklis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN