kurpniece

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See also: kurpniecē

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kurpe (shoe) +‎ -niece, or kurpnieks (cobbler, shoemaker) +‎ -e ([fem.]) (with palatalization of k to c).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kurpniece m (1st declension, masculine form: kurpnieks)

  1. (female) cobbler, shoemaker
    par kurpnieci nostrādājusi jau ilgus gadus un ne reizi nav nožēlojusi, ka izvēlējusies šo sievietei neparasto amatu — she had worked many years as a (female) cobbler and not once did she regret having chosen a profession so unusual for a woman

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Usage notes[edit]

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

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