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EtymologyEdit

From mīl(ēt) (to love) +‎ -īgs. Originally (in the 17th century) a synonym of mīļš (dear, beloved), including the romantic senses, these two words drifted apart semantically in the 18th century, at the end of which they were no longer fully synonymous.[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

mīlīgs (def. mīlīgais, comp. mīlīgāks, sup. vismīlīgākais; adv. mīlīgi)

  1. friendly, kind, affectionate, loving; also, nice, pleasant, lovely
    mīlīga meitenenice, friendly girl
    Līziņa ir mīlīga un smaidošaLīziņa is friendly and smiling
    mīlīgs smaidsfriendly, loving smile
    mīlīga sirdsloving, affectionate heart (i.e., person)
    mīlīgs rakstursloving character, personality
    viņš aplūkoja brāli neizsakāmi mīlīgām acīmhe looked at his brother with unspeakably affectionate eyes
  2. (of animals) tame, friendly, not wild, not aggressive
    apaļām ķēvēm līdzās tecēja mīlīgi kumeliņiafter the round mares came (some) lovely foals
  3. lovely, pleasant, soft, nice (which causes a pleasant reaction, sensation, or feeling; (of weather) warm and pleasant)
    mīlīga balsssoft, lovely voice
    sīkie, mīlīgie ziedithe tiny, lovely flowers
    kluss, mīlīgs vakarssilent, lovely evening
    silts, mīlīgs vējiņšwarm, lovely little wind, breeze
    mīlīgs pavasara laikslovely spring weather
    mīlīgs rīts, rudenslovely morning, autumn

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns. 1992, 2001. Latviešu etimoloģijas vārdnīca. Rīga: AVOTS. ISBN 9984700127.