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LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kalps (farmhand, servant) +‎ -one.

NounEdit

kalpone f (5th declension, masculine form: kalps)

  1. (female) servant, maid (a (female) domestic worker)
    turēt kalponito have (lit. hold) a maid
    kalpone istabu uzkopšanaia maid, servant for cleaning the room
    piepildītos sapnis par vasarnīcu Rīgas jūrmalā: katru rītu un vakaru kalpone klātu galdu lielā, gaišā, stiklotā verandāI would fulfil (my) dream of having a summer cottage at the beach in Riga: every morning and every night, a maid, servant would lay the table in a big, bright, glass-covered veranda
  2. (female) farmhand (a (female) paid worker in a farm)
    strādāt par kalponi pie lielsaimniekato work as a farmhand for a large landowner

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