See also: vat, VAT, vát, vât, våt, vật, and -vät

FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *-bat, the plural of *-pa (present active participle suffix). -t, noun plural ending, is also used as the third-person plural ending in some dialects, hinting that this is originally an extension, likely to distinguish from the second-person singular.

SuffixEdit

-vat

  1. (personal) Forms the third-person plural of verbs.
Usage notesEdit
  • Suffixed to the same stem that the first person singular has both in the present and the past tense, and in all moods.
  • Colloquially, the third-person singular is often used instead of the plural.
SynonymsEdit
  • -t (dialectal; only in imperfective and conditional)

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-vat

  1. nominative/accusative plural of -va

AnagramsEdit