See also: sievietē

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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) (compare an original variant sievietis) as sieva gradually shifted its basic meaning to “wife”.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

sieviete f (5th 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 koris‎ ― women's choir
    sievietes higinēa‎ ― female higiene
    sieviešu jautājumi‎ ― women's issues
    sieviešu kustība‎ ― women's movement

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “sieva”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7