From Russian ква́с (kvás, kvass), from Old East Slavic квасъ (kvasŭ), from Proto-Slavic *kvasъ.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkʋɑsːi/, [ˈkʋɑs̠ːi]
  • Rhymes: -ɑsːi
  • Syllabification: kvas‧si



  1. kvass (traditional fermented Russian and Ukrainian beverage with little or no alcohol, usually made from bread)

Usage notesEdit

Kvassi resembles very closely a traditional Finnish beverage called kalja or kotikalja, the main difference being that kvassi is made of bread whereas kalja is made of malt. Therefore also the Russian kvass is probably more often called kalja than kvassi in Finnish.


Inflection of kvassi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative kvassi kvassit
genitive kvassin kvassien
partitive kvassia kvasseja
illative kvassiin kvasseihin
singular plural
nominative kvassi kvassit
accusative nom. kvassi kvassit
gen. kvassin
genitive kvassin kvassien
partitive kvassia kvasseja
inessive kvassissa kvasseissa
elative kvassista kvasseista
illative kvassiin kvasseihin
adessive kvassilla kvasseilla
ablative kvassilta kvasseilta
allative kvassille kvasseille
essive kvassina kvasseina
translative kvassiksi kvasseiksi
instructive kvassein
abessive kvassitta kvasseitta
comitative kvasseineen
Possessive forms of kvassi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person kvassini kvassimme
2nd person kvassisi kvassinne
3rd person kvassinsa