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See also: Kaija and kaijā

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑijːɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kai‧ja

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kaija (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kaija kaijat
genitive kaijan kaijojen
partitive kaijaa kaijoja
illative kaijaan kaijoihin
singular plural
nominative kaija kaijat
accusative nom. kaija kaijat
gen. kaijan
genitive kaijan kaijojen
kaijainrare
partitive kaijaa kaijoja
inessive kaijassa kaijoissa
elative kaijasta kaijoista
illative kaijaan kaijoihin
adessive kaijalla kaijoilla
ablative kaijalta kaijoilta
allative kaijalle kaijoille
essive kaijana kaijoina
translative kaijaksi kaijoiksi
instructive kaijoin
abessive kaijatta kaijoitta
comitative kaijoineen

Etymology 1Edit

From Swedish kaj (quay, wharf)

NounEdit

kaija

  1. (nautical, slang) quay

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviated from papukaija (parrot).

NounEdit

kaija

  1. parrot, racquet-tail, parakeet (used in common names of numerous parrot species)
  2. (zoology, in the plural) Psittacula (genus of parakeet)
HypernymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

kaija

  1. (dialectal) kittiwake (a seabird)
SynonymsEdit

LatvianEdit

 kaija on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Kaiju bars

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately a sound symbolic word, based on the seagull's squawk (kai, ke; cf. Russian чайка (čajka)).[1]

PronunciationEdit

(file)

NounEdit

kaija f (4th declension)

  1. gull, seagull (sea bird of family Laridae, especially genus Larus)
    kaiju barsa flock of gulls
    kaiju dzimtathe gull family (= Laridae)
    kaijas un albatrosi milzīgiem bariem aplido kuģigulls and albatrosses flew around the ship in huge groups

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “kaija”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN