See also: miligs

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LatvianEdit

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 meitene‎ ― nice, friendly girl
    Līziņa ir mīlīga un smaidoša‎ ― Līziņa is freindly and smiling
    mīlīgs smaids‎ ― friendly, loving smile
    mīlīga sirds‎ ― loving, affectionate heart (i.e., person)
    mīlīgs raksturs‎ ― loving character, personality
    viņš aplūkoja brāli neizsakāmi mīlīgām acīm‎ ― he looked at his brother with unspeakably affectionate eyes
  2. (of animals) tame, friendly, not wild, not aggressive
    apaļām ķēvēm līdzās tecēja mīlīgi kumeliņi‎ ― after 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 balss‎ ― soft, lovely voice
    sīkie, mīlīgie ziedi‎ ― the tiny, lovely flowers
    kluss, mīlīgs vakars‎ ― silent, lovely evening
    silts, mīlīgs vējiņš‎ ― warm, lovely little wind, breeze
    mīlīgs pavasara laiks‎ ― lovely spring weather
    mīlīgs rīts, rudens‎ ― lovely morning, autumn

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ReferencesEdit

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