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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mīksts(soft) +‎ -ums.

NounEdit

mīkstums m (1st declension)

  1. softness (the quality of that which is soft)
    mālu mīkstums‎ ― the softness of clay
    matu mīkstums‎ ― the softness of hair
    rakstura mīkstums‎ ― softness of character
    ūdens mīkstums‎ ― water softness
    viņa iegrimst sēdekļa mīkstums līdz ausīm‎ ― she was absorbed into the softness of the seat to (her) ears
  2. soft part (of something)
    maizes mīkstums‎ ― soft part of bread (under the crust)
    zoba mīkstums‎ ― soft part of teeth, dental pulp
    atdalīt plūmes kauliņu no mīkstuma‎ ― to separate plum seed(s) from the pulp
    sagriezt gaļas mīkstumu šķēlēs‎ ― to cut the soft meat into slices
    (colloquial) dabūt pa mīkstumiem — to get on the soft parts (of one's bodies, i.e., to get a beating)

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