See also: Korpi

FinnishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *korpi. Ultimate origin unknown. Cognates include Estonian kõrb, Livvi korbi (big spruce forest) and Veps korb.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkorpi/, [ˈko̞rpi]
  • Rhymes: -orpi
  • Hyphenation: kor‧pi

NounEdit

korpi

  1. a boreal forest type appearing on moist moraine soils, characterized by dense growth of spruce as the dominating tree species and deep layer of moss as undergrowth; acting often as a transition zone between a drier kangas (boreal forest) and various types of suo (swamp)
  2. a deep forest
  3. (colloquial) an area remote from dense population; backwoods, backwater, the sticks
  4. (obsolete) desert

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of korpi (Kotus type 7/ovi, p-v gradation)
nominative korpi korvet
genitive korven korpien
partitive korpea korpia
illative korpeen korpiin
singular plural
nominative korpi korvet
accusative nom. korpi korvet
gen. korven
genitive korven korpien
partitive korpea korpia
inessive korvessa korvissa
elative korvesta korvista
illative korpeen korpiin
adessive korvella korvilla
ablative korvelta korvilta
allative korvelle korville
essive korpena korpina
translative korveksi korviksi
instructive korvin
abessive korvetta korvitta
comitative korpineen
Possessive forms of korpi (type ovi)
possessor singular plural
1st person korpeni korpemme
2nd person korpesi korpenne
3rd person korpensa

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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NounEdit

korpi

  1. plural of korpo