biedre

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From biedrs (companion, mate) +‎ -e (fem.).

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

biedre f (5th declension, masculine form: biedrs)

  1. (female) colleague, mate, comrade (a person with whom one works, studies, together, e.g. as part of a group or team)
    palīdzēt darba biedreito help a (female) workmate
    saticīgas klases biedresharmonious, well matched (group of) (female) classmates
  2. (female) companion, mate, fellow (a person with whom one spends time, travels, plays)
    dzīves biedre, dzīvesbiedrewife, spouse (lit. (female) life mate)
  3. (of organizations) (female) member, fellow
    (komunistiskās) partijas biedre(female) (communist) party member
  4. (dated, during Soviet occupation) (male) comrade (generic form of address to people with whom the speaker is not personally acquainted)
    cienījamā biedre!respectable (female) comrade!
    biedre Kalniņacomrade Kalniņa

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