sieviete

See also: sievietē

LatvianEdit

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Sievietes

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

sieviete f (5tj declension)

  1. woman (a human being of the female sex)
    sieviešu dzimte — the female sex, gender
    jauna, veca sievete — young, old woman
    neprecējusies sieviete — unmarried woman
    sieviešu koriswomen's choir
    sievietes higinēafemale higiene
    sieviešu jautājumiwomen's issues
    sieviešu kustībawomen's movement

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “sieva” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
Last modified on 23 March 2014, at 00:05