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svaine

See also: svainē

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

svaine 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)
    tā nav ne mana, ne mana brāļa māja, tā ir mums abiem kopīga... bet kad es apprecēšos, es vairs negribēšu iet svaines virtuvē — this is neither my nor my brother's house, this is our common (house)... but when I get married, I won't want to go to my sister-in-law's kitchen anymore

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