svainiene

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From svainis (brother-in-law) +‎ -iene (fem.).

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svainiene f (5th declension)

  1. sister-in-law (one's wife's sister or one's husband's sister; also, one's brother's wife, or one's husband's brother's wife)
    “vēl nesen biju aizbraucis pat uz savu veco ciemu...” “tur pie brāļa sievas?” “tur, jā, bet svainieni nesatiku”“I even recently went to my old village...” “there, at your brother's wife's (house)?” “yes, there, but I didn't meet my sister-in-law

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