vecene

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Latvian[edit]

Vecene.

Etymology[edit]

From vecis (old man) +‎ -ene (fem.), or possibly directly from vecs (old) +‎ -ene (fem.).

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Noun[edit]

vecene f (5th declension, masculine form: vecis)

  1. old woman; also ugly, evil woman
    runīga vecene — talkative old woman
    dullā vecene! — (you) crazy old woman!
    liela, līka, sirma vecene patlaban trieca Bites lopus laukā no Brīviņu pļavas — a big, curved, gray-haired old woman has just chased Bite's cattle from the Briviņi meadows to the field
  2. (colloquial) wife
    tik tīrīga sievišķa kā mana vecene tu tāpat neatradīsi — so neat and feminine (a woman) as my wife you just will not find

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