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apavnieks

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EtymologyEdit

From apavs (footwear) +‎ -nieks.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

apavnieks m (1st declension, feminine form: apavniece)

  1. (male) cobbler, shoemaker
    profesionāli tehniskā skola šogad dos 200 frizieru, apavnieku, pulksteņlabotāju un elektrisko sadzīves priekšmetu remontatslēdzniekuthis year, the professional technical school will form (lit. give) 200 barbers, shoemakers, watchmakers and household appliances repairmen

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Usage notesEdit

The usual term for “cobbler” is kurpnieks; apavnieks is rare or official.

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