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kova

See also: Kova and kovą

FinnishEdit

(index k/o)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kova.

AdjectiveEdit

kova  (comparative kovempi, superlative kovin)

  1. hard (of an object, resistant to pressure)
  2. hard, strict, harsh, sever, unfriendly, brutal (of behavior or character)
  3. tough, hard (demanding a lot of effort to endure)
  4. hard, heavy, severe, loud; very (having a high impact or influence)
    Älä soita niin kovaa!
    Don't play so loud!
    Radio on liian kovalla.
    The radio is too loud.
    Minulla on kova jano.
    I'm very thirsty.
  5. live (of ammunition)
    Tappaja väitti, että hän ei tiennyt aseen olevan ladattu kovilla panoksilla.
    The killer claimed that he didn't know that the weapon had been loaded with live rounds.
  6. high, ambitious, remarkable
    Heillä on kovat suunnitelmat - ensin valloitetaan Pohjoismaiden markkinat, sitten koko maailma.
    They have ambitious plans - first they will conquer the Nordic market, then the whole world.
    Pidän ilmapiiristä, mutta heidän hintansa ovat aika kovat.
    I like the atmosphere, but their prices are quite high.
  7. eager, devoted
    Hän on kova kalamies.
    He's an eager fisherman.
    Hän on kova Kärppä-fani.
    He's a devoted fan of the Kärpät.
  8. hard, hardworking
    Hän on kova työmies.
    He's a hard worker.
  9. excellent, great, well-known
    Alle kaksi tuntia on kova aika maratonilla.
    Less than two hours is an excellent time on a marathon.
    Niin, mutta olenkin kovassa kunnossa. Olen kova nimi urheilupiireissä.
    Yes, but I'm in a great shape. I'm a well-known name in the sports circles.
  10. (physics, ferromagnetism) hard (of material: having the capability of being a permanent magnet)
  11. (finance) unregulated, market-rate, unsubsidized, hard; special uses, see usexes:
    ~ valuutta : hard currency (globally traded currency that is expected to serve as a reliable and stable store of value)
    ~ raha : unsubsidized financing; especially as opposite to aravalaina (type of subsidized loan for social housing)
  12. (of light) hard (intensive and creating disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in colour or shading)
  13. (of water) hard (high on dissolved calcium and other minerals)
  14. (phonetics) hard, unvoiced (pronounced without using the vocal cords)
  15. (vulgar) hard (of a man, sexually aroused)
  16. (pornography) hard, hardcore

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkovɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ko‧va

NounEdit

kova (plural kovák)

  1. flint

KilivilaEdit

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kova

  1. fire

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LithuanianEdit

Lithuanian Wikipedia has an article on:

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EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (ko) IPA(key): [koːˈvɐ]
  • (va) IPA(key): [ˈkǒːvɐ]

NounEdit

kovà f (plural kõvos) stress pattern 4 [2]

  1. fight, struggle

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “kuć” in Aleksander Brückner (1985), Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego, Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna (reprint of the 1927 edition), page 279
  2. ^ “kova” in Juozas Balčikonis [et al.] (1954), Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas. Vilnius: Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla.
  • “kova” in Victoria Martsinkyavitshute (2012), Hippocrene Concise Dictionary: Lithuanian-English/English-Lithuanian, Seventh printing. New York: Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0-7818-0151-5

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɔvɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ko‧va

NounEdit

kova (definite accusative kovayı, plural kovalar)

  1. bucket

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VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kova.

AdjectiveEdit

kova (genitive singular kovan, partitive singular kovad, partitive plural kovid)

  1. hard (not soft)
  2. solid
  3. stiff, rigid
  4. strong
  5. strict, stern
  6. harsh, severe

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