EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Finnish harvoin.

AdverbEdit

harva

  1. seldom

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *harva (compare Estonian harv, Ingrian harva), probably from Proto-Finno-Ugric *šorwa (compare Khanty турәп (turəp, sparse) and Erzya чуро (čuro, rare, sparse)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑrʋɑ/, [ˈhɑrʋɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrʋɑ
  • Syllabification: har‧va

AdjectiveEdit

harva (comparative harvempi, superlative harvin)

  1. infrequent, sparse (far apart in space or time)
  2. thin (of hair)
  3. loose (of garment or any grid-like structure)
  4. (often in the plural) few
    Vain harvat ja valitut kutsutaan näihin juhliin.
    Only select few get the invitation into this party.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of harva (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative harva harvat
genitive harvan harvojen
partitive harvaa harvoja
illative harvaan harvoihin
singular plural
nominative harva harvat
accusative nom. harva harvat
gen. harvan
genitive harvan harvojen
harvainrare
partitive harvaa harvoja
inessive harvassa harvoissa
elative harvasta harvoista
illative harvaan harvoihin
adessive harvalla harvoilla
ablative harvalta harvoilta
allative harvalle harvoille
essive harvana harvoina
translative harvaksi harvoiksi
instructive harvoin
abessive harvatta harvoitta
comitative harvoine
Possessive forms of harva (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person harvani harvamme
2nd person harvasi harvanne
3rd person harvansa
Only used with substantive adjectives, -inen adjectives used for comparisons of equality or agent participles.

Derived termsEdit


IngrianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

harva

  1. rare