kirja

FinnishEdit

(index ki)

EtymologyEdit

  • Earlier, kirja meant something like "carved mark/decoration"[1] or "embroidered decoration" and some derived terms get their meaning from the former sense. In modern language embroidery is "kirjonta". The Estonian cognate kiri means "letter (to be sent)".

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NounEdit

kirja

  1. book
  2. (archaic) chapter, e.g. in the Bible
  3. quire (twenty-four or twenty-five sheets of paper of the same size and quality)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hakulinen, Lauri, Kaksi käännöslainaa (Two loan translations) in Nykysuomen rakenne ja kehitys 2 (Structure and development of modern Finnish 2), 287—295, Pieksämäki 1984.
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