maiznieks

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Latvian[edit]

Maiznieks

Etymology[edit]

Coined by J. Alunāns in 1857, from maize ‎(bread) +‎ -nieks.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

maiznieks m (1st declension, feminine form: maizniece)

  1. (male) baker (a man whose job it is to bake bread; owner of a bakery; bread trader)
    maiznieka amats — the baker's craft
    bet Parīzes maiznieks naktī izcepa maizes klaipus vīriem, kas ieročus karsti pie sāniem spiež un Komūnas vārdu kā zvērestu runā — but the Parisian baker during the night baked bread loaves for men who kept their hot weapons at their side and said the name of the Commune as (if it were) an oath

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References[edit]

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