nabadze

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nabags (poor man) +‎ -e (fem.).

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nabadze f (5th declension, masculine form: nabags)

  1. poor woman (woman who cannot provide for herself and lives from the charity of others)
    viena nabadze notupusies ierīvēja otrai baso kāju — one squatting poor woman was rubbing another (poor woman)'s bare leg
    kaut kā Veronika jāsapurina, lai neizturas pati savā istabā kā nabadze durvju priekšā — somehow Veronika must cheer up, so that she doesn't behave in her own hoom like a poor woman at the door

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