sieviete

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Latvian[edit]

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Sievietes

Etymology[edit]

From sieva (wife, woman) +‎ -iete. First attested in the 19th century, apparently coined by analogy with vīrietis (man) (compare an original variant sievietis) as sieva gradually shifted its basic meaning to “wife”.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sieviete f (5th declension)

  1. woman (a human being of the female sex)
    sieviešu dzimtethe female sex, gender
    jauna, veca sieveteyoung, old woman
    neprecējusies sievieteunmarried woman
    sieviešu koriswomen's choir
    sievietes higinēafemale higiene
    sieviešu jautājumiwomen's issues
    sieviešu kustībawomen's movement

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References[edit]

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