veļu māte

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “mother of the dead”.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

veļu māte f (5th declension)

  1. (mythology) Latvian mythological being, usually with the form of an old woman, who guards the souls of the dead
    es redzēju veļu māti pa vārtiem ienākot — I saw the mother of the dead coming by the gate

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