dvīne

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Latvian[edit]

Dvīnes

Etymology[edit]

From dvīnis (twin) +‎ -e (fem.).

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

dvīne f (5th declension, masculine form: dvīnis)

  1. (female) twin (a girl born together with another child from one mother)
    dvīņu māsatwin sister
    abas dvīņu māsas ir labas vingrotājas — both twin sisters are good gymnasts
    pašas jaunākās meistarsacīkšu dalībnieces ir Kanādas indiāņu dvīnes — the youngest championship particiants are the Canadian Indian (female) twins

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Usage notes[edit]

The singular forms exist but are much less frequent in actual usage than the plural forms (e.g., dvīņu māsa, with dvīņu used adjectivally, is more frequent than dvīne).

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