veļu māte

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “mother of the dead”.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

veļu māte f (5th declension)

  1. (mythology) Latvian mythological being, usually with the form of an old woman, who guards the souls of the dead
    es redzēju veļu māti pa vārtiem ienākotI saw the mother of the dead coming by the gate

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