jaunava

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See also: Jaunava, Jaunavā, and jaunavā

Latvian[edit]

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From jauns (young, new) +‎ -ava.

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jaunava f (4th declension)

  1. young, usually unmarried, woman
    meitene nezinot pieauga par jaunavu ar viņas ilgām un tieksmēmthe girl unknowingly grew into a young woman with her longings and desires
    “no mūsu kursa studentēm”, meitene noskuma, “visas jau izgājušas pie vīra, es vienīgā esmu palikusi jaunavās” — “of the students of our school”, grieved the girl, “all have found husbands, only I remained among (lit. in) the unmarried ones
  2. (of women, occasionally of men) virgin (having no sexual experience)
    Jaunava Marijathe Virgin Mary
    25 (divdesmit pieci) gadi, bet joprojām jaunava25 years (old), and still a virgin
    nobrieduši vīrieši ir teikuši, ka seksu ar jaunavu vairs negribētu; kvalitāte ņem virsroku!mature men have said that they wouldn't want sex with a virgin anymore; quality prevails!

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