ķēniņiene

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ķēniņš (king) +‎ -iene.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ķēniņiene m (1st declension, masculine form: ķēniņš)

  1. (dated) queen (the female monarch of a kingdom; the wife of a king)
    ziema nu valdīja kā īsta ķēniņiene — winter now ruled like a real queen
    Esi tādēļ tu mans ķēniņš, es būšu tava ķēniņiene — be now my king, (and) I will be your queen

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Usage notes[edit]

Except for a few expressions, ķēniņiene has mostly been replaced by its synonym karaliene in current usage.

Synonyms[edit]