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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hopi kíva.

NounEdit

kiva (plural kivas)

  1. A ceremonial underground chamber in a Pueblo village.

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FinnishEdit

(index ki)

EtymologyEdit

Related to kiivas and kipakka, ultimately possibly from Baltic, compare Lithuanian gývas.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiʋɑ/, [ˈkiʋɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ki‧va
  • Rhymes:

AdjectiveEdit

kiva (comparative kivampi or kivempi, superlative kivoin or kivin)

  1. (colloquial) nice
    • kiva ihminennice person
  2. (colloquial) fun, neat
    • Se oli kivaa!It was fun!

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kiva (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kiva kivat
genitive kivan kivojen
partitive kivaa kivoja
illative kivaan kivoihin
singular plural
nominative kiva kivat
accusative nom. kiva kivat
gen. kivan
genitive kivan kivojen
kivainrare
partitive kivaa kivoja
inessive kivassa kivoissa
elative kivasta kivoista
illative kivaan kivoihin
adessive kivalla kivoilla
ablative kivalta kivoilta
allative kivalle kivoille
essive kivana kivoina
translative kivaksi kivoiksi
instructive kivoin
abessive kivatta kivoitta
comitative kivoineen

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SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Finnish kiva.

AdjectiveEdit

kiva (comparative mer kiva, superlative mest kiva)

  1. (Finland Swedish, colloquial) fun, nice, nest
    Vilken kiva kille!
    What a fun guy!

Usage notesEdit

Also inflected: kivoga as plural, kivogare as comparative and kivogast as superlative.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

kiva (present kivar, preterite kivade, supine kivat, imperative kiva)

  1. to quarrel