Posted By:Ruuta
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Subject:Re: Latvians with German background (mutiņa mutiņai)
Post Date:July 13, 2013 at 09:17:20
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Forum:Latvia Genealogy Forum
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Are these words in Latvian text? The only idea I have - it's Latvian jargon/slang from German word Mutter - mother.

Diminutive form in German will be Mutti (mommy), but in Latvian feminine diminutive are made with -ina (with a mark below the n). And we got "mutina". "Mutinai" is the same word, just genitive case.