From Proto-Finnic *sarvi (compare Estonian sarv), from the same Proto-Finno-Ugric *śorwa as Hungarian szarv, which in turn is a loan from Proto-Indo-Iranian *ćr̥wa, compare Avestan 𐬯𐬭𐬏 ‎(srū, horn, claw, talon), 𐬯𐬭𐬎𐬎𐬁 ‎(srvā, horn), Middle Persian slwb' ‎(srū, horn, nail), Persian سرو ‎(surū, animal horn). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-; see there for more.



  1. horn (growth of keratin that protrudes from the head of certain animals)
  2. horn (any similar real or imaginary growth or projection)
  3. horn (substance)
  4. horn (hornlike object)
  5. (chiefly in the plural) antler
  6. (chiefly in the plural) handlebar


Inflection of sarvi (Kotus type 7/ovi, no gradation)
nominative sarvi sarvet
genitive sarven sarvien
partitive sarvea sarvia
illative sarveen sarviin
singular plural
nominative sarvi sarvet
accusative nom. sarvi sarvet
gen. sarven
genitive sarven sarvien
partitive sarvea sarvia
inessive sarvessa sarvissa
elative sarvesta sarvista
illative sarveen sarviin
adessive sarvella sarvilla
ablative sarvelta sarvilta
allative sarvelle sarville
essive sarvena sarvina
translative sarveksi sarviksi
instructive sarvin
abessive sarvetta sarvitta
comitative sarvineen

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