See also: kaffe

Northern SamiEdit


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  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈkʰaːffe/



  1. coffee
    Mun jugan káffe.
    I'm drinking coffee.


Even e-stem, ff-f gradation
Nominative káffe
Genitive káfe
Singular Plural
Nominative káffe káfet
Accusative káfe káfiid
Genitive káfe káfiid
Illative káffii káfiide
Locative káfes káfiin
Comitative káfiin káfiiguin
Essive káffen
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person káffen káffeme káffemet
2nd person káffet káffede káffedet
3rd person káffes káffeska káffeset

Alternative formsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland