apavnieks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From apavs (footwear) +‎ -nieks.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

apavnieks m (1st declension, feminine form: apavniece)

  1. (male) cobbler, shoemaker
    profesionāli tehniskā skola šogad dos 200 frizieru, apavnieku, pulksteņlabotāju un elektrisko sadzīves priekšmetu remontatslēdznieku — this year, the professional technical school will form (lit. give) 200 barbers, shoemakers, watchmakers and household appliances repairmen

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Usage notes[edit]

The usual term for “cobbler” is kurpnieks; apavnieks is rare or official.

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