biedre

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From biedrs (companion, mate) +‎ -e (fem.).

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biedre f (5th declension, masculine form: biedrs)

  1. (female) colleague, mate, comrade (a person with whom one works, studies, together, e.g. as part of a group or team)
    palīdzēt darba biedrei — to help a (female) workmate
    saticīgas klases biedres — harmonious, well matched (group of) (female) classmates
  2. (female) companion, mate, fellow (a person with whom one spends time, travels, plays)
    dzīves biedre, dzīvesbiedre — wife, spouse (lit. (female) life mate)
  3. (of organizations) (female) member, fellow
    (komunistiskās) partijas biedre — (female) (communist) party member
  4. (dated, during Soviet occupation) (male) comrade (generic form of address to people with whom the speaker is not personally acquainted)
    cienījamā biedre! — respectable (female) comrade!
    biedre Kalniņacomrade Kalniņa

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