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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian квас (kvas, kvass)

NounEdit

kvassi

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

DeclensionEdit

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

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.