pavēlnieks

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Latvian[edit]

Armijas pavēlnieki

Etymology[edit]

From pavēle (command, order) +‎ -nieks.

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Noun[edit]

pavēlnieks m (1st declension, feminine form: pavēlniece)

  1. (male) master (a man who has power over other(s))
    viņš ir tur kungs un pavēlniekshe is in that place lord and master
    viņš jautā tādā tonī, it kā būtu pilnīgs pavēlnieks par manu likteni un dzīvībuhe asks (questions) in such a tone as if he were the complete master of my destiny and life
    pats esi kungs un pavēlnieks savās mājās, neviens tev nesēž uz kaklayou yourself are lord and master in your own house, nobody sits on your neck
  2. (military) (male) commander (man who leads a military unit, a military installation, or even one of the armed forces)
    armijas pavēlnieksarmy commander
    flotes pavēlnieksfleet commander
    rudenī viņš kļuva par Dienvidurālu kara apgabala pavēlniekuin the fall he became the commander of the Southern Ural Military District

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