sieviete

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Latvian[edit]

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Sievietes

Etymology[edit]

From sieva (wife, woman) +‎ -iete. First attested in the 19th century, apparently coined by analogy with vīrietis (man) (compare an original variant sievietis) as sieva gradually shifted its basic meaning to “wife”.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sieviete f (5tj declension)

  1. woman (a human being of the female sex)
    sieviešu dzimte — the female sex, gender
    jauna, veca sievete — young, old woman
    neprecējusies sieviete — unmarried woman
    sieviešu koriswomen's choir
    sievietes higinēafemale higiene
    sieviešu jautājumiwomen's issues
    sieviešu kustībawomen's movement

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “sieva” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7