vecene

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Latvian[edit]

Vecene.

Etymology[edit]

From vecis (old man) +‎ -ene (fem.), or possibly directly from vecs (old) +‎ -ene (fem.).

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Noun[edit]

vecene f (5th declension, masculine form: vecis)

  1. old woman; also ugly, evil woman
    runīga vecenetalkative old woman
    dullā vecene!(you) crazy old woman!
    liela, līka, sirma vecene patlaban trieca Bites lopus laukā no Brīviņu pļavasa big, curved, gray-haired old woman has just chased Bite's cattle from the Briviņi meadows to the field
  2. (colloquial) wife
    tik tīrīga sievišķa kā mana vecene tu tāpat neatradīsiso neat and feminine (a woman) as my wife you just will not find

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