meitene

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Latvian[edit]

Meitene (1)
Meitene (2)

Etymology[edit]

From meita (daughter, girl) +‎ -ene. First attested in 18th-century sources, at first only as “little girl,” later on also as “young woman.”[1]

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meitene f (5th declension)

  1. girl (female child, up to approximately 18 years of age)
    čakla meitene — diligent girl
    meiteņu skolagirls' school
    meiteņu korisgirls' choir
    meitene ar bizītēm — a girl with braids
    meiteņu apģērbigirls' clothes
    rotaļās gāja zēni un meitenes — the boys and the girls went to play
    dūšīga sieva ar trim meitenēm, vecumā no desmit līdz četrpadsmit gadiem — a robust woman with three girls, aged from ten to fourteen years
  2. young woman
    sarīkojumu organizēja ceha meitenes — the girls of the workshop organized the event
    Edīte bija jauna meitene, ar mundru gaitu un vēl bērnišķīgu seju — Edīte was a young woman with a lively gait and a still child-like face
  3. girl, girlfriend (a young woman in which a man is romantically interested)
    katram puisim bija vai nu sieva, vai sava meitene — every young man had either a wife or a girl(friend)
    Tiju Galotni visvairāk interesēja tas, vai Alvils Dzeguze atnāks viens vai kopā ar savu meiteni — Tija Galotne was interested above all in whether Alvils Dzeguse came back alone, or with his girl(friend)

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  1. ^ “meita” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.