FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *hirvas, borrowed from Proto-Balto-Slavic *śirwas. Cognate with Northern Sami sarvvis, which must have either been borrowed directly from Balto-Slavic or (more likely) come via Finnic before *š became h.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhirʋɑs/, [ˈhirʋɑs̠]
  • Rhymes: -irʋɑs
  • Syllabification: hir‧vas

NounEdit

hirvas

  1. stag, especially a reindeer

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of hirvas (Kotus type 41/vieras, no gradation)
nominative hirvas hirvaat
genitive hirvaan hirvaiden
hirvaitten
partitive hirvasta hirvaita
illative hirvaaseen hirvaisiin
singular plural
nominative hirvas hirvaat
accusative nom. hirvas hirvaat
gen. hirvaan
genitive hirvaan hirvaiden
hirvaitten
partitive hirvasta hirvaita
inessive hirvaassa hirvaissa
elative hirvaasta hirvaista
illative hirvaaseen hirvaisiin
hirvaihinrare
adessive hirvaalla hirvailla
ablative hirvaalta hirvailta
allative hirvaalle hirvaille
essive hirvaana hirvaina
translative hirvaaksi hirvaiksi
instructive hirvain
abessive hirvaatta hirvaitta
comitative hirvaineen
Possessive forms of hirvas (type vieras)
possessor singular plural
1st person hirvaani hirvaamme
2nd person hirvaasi hirvaanne
3rd person hirvaansa

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