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FinnishEdit

(index ka)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kauci, from Proto-Finno-Permic *kawte (road? way? passage (of a journey)?). Related to Proto-Samic *kuovtë (central?) (Northern Sami guovda). The word may have originally referred to a section of a riverbed, in which case it could be a Pre-Germanic borrowing, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewd-[1]. The modern meaning is a re-extraction from compounds such as kuukausi and vuorokausi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑu̯si/, [ˈkɑu̯s̠i]

NounEdit

kausi

  1. period, age, epoch, season
  2. term
    Hänet valittiin yksimielisesti toiselle kaudelle.
    He was unanimously elected for the second term.
  3. (geology) period (subdivision of an era)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kausi (Kotus type 27/käsi, t-d gradation)
nominative kausi kaudet
genitive kauden kausien
partitive kautta kausia
illative kauteen kausiin
singular plural
nominative kausi kaudet
accusative nom. kausi kaudet
gen. kauden
genitive kauden kausien
kauttenrare
partitive kautta kausia
inessive kaudessa kausissa
elative kaudesta kausista
illative kauteen kausiin
adessive kaudella kausilla
ablative kaudelta kausilta
allative kaudelle kausille
essive kautena kausina
translative kaudeksi kausiksi
instructive kausin
abessive kaudetta kausitta
comitative kausineen

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Heikkilä, Mikko: On the Innovations in Early Proto-Finnic Vocalism and Phonotactics and their Dates

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LatvianEdit

NounEdit

kausi m

  1. nominative plural form of kauss
  2. vocative plural form of kauss

VerbEdit

kausi

  1. 2nd person singular future indicative form of kaut