From Proto-Finno-Ugric *parwɜ or *parɜ-wɜ. Cognates include with Estonian parv (“flock, group; raft”), Ingrian parvi (“flock, group; shelf, balcony”), and Khanty пөр (pŏr, “flock, group; raft”). It is not certain if the "group" and "raft, loft, balcony" senses belong together, but the latter is thought to have developed through a stage of "group of logs joined together".
- A flock (large number of birds).
- A muster (flock of peafowl).
- A kettle (group of flying hawks).
- A swarm (large number of insects).
- A pail (company of wasps).
- A school (group of fish or marine mammals such as dolphins or whales)
- A pod (group of marine mammals).
- A gam (group of whales).
- A group, cluster.
- (astronomy) A cluster.
- A balcony, loft, gallery.
Declension of parvi (type ovi)
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