This Proto-Finnic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Finnic edit

Etymology edit

Unknown, but apparently contains the suffix *-ëda.

Adjective edit


  1. rough, coarse

Synonyms edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Estonian: kare
  • Finnish: karhea, karhi
  • Ingrian: karhia
  • Karelian: karhie
  • Livonian: ka'rdõ
  • Livvi: karhei
  • Võro: kahre
  • Votic: (Pummala) karõa

References edit

  • kare in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN
  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words]‎[1] (in Finnish), [note: linked online version also includes some other etymological sources], Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN