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FinnishEdit

(index ka)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *karva, an old Baltic loan; derived from the same word from which e.g. Lithuanian gaũras is descended. Cognates include Veps karv, Estonian karv and Livonian kōra. Originally karva only had the meaning "color". In its current meaning it is first mentioned in a biblical text in 1621.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrʋɑ/, [ˈkɑrʋɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kar‧va
  • Rhymes:

NounEdit

 
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karva

  1. hair (single hair on human or animal; not used of human head hair except in technical sense)
  2. fur
  3. (idiomatic) colors, stripes
    näyttää todellinen karvansa
    to show one's true colors
    to show one's true stripes (to reveal how one really is)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of karva (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative karva karvat
genitive karvan karvojen
partitive karvaa karvoja
illative karvaan karvoihin
singular plural
nominative karva karvat
accusative nom. karva karvat
gen. karvan
genitive karvan karvojen
karvainrare
partitive karvaa karvoja
inessive karvassa karvoissa
elative karvasta karvoista
illative karvaan karvoihin
adessive karvalla karvoilla
ablative karvalta karvoilta
allative karvalle karvoille
essive karvana karvoina
translative karvaksi karvoiksi
instructive karvoin
abessive karvatta karvoitta
comitative karvoineen

Usage notesEdit

  • A single hair of human head is hius

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish etymological dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

IngrianEdit

NounEdit

karva

  1. hair