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See also: Sofa, sofá, sofà, sófa, and sofā

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EnglishEdit

 
A firm sofa
 
A soft sofa
 
A modern-style sofa
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French sofa, ultimately from Arabic صُفَّة (ṣuffa, a long seat made of stone or brick), from Aramaic צפא (ṣipā’, mat). The word may have entered European languages via Turkish or through the Moorish occupation of Iberia.

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NounEdit

sofa (plural sofas)

  1. (Middle East architecture, archaic) A raised area of a building's floor, usually covered with carpeting, used for sitting.
  2. (furniture) A upholstered seat with a raised back and one or two raised end(s), long enough to comfortably accommodate two or more people.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "sofa, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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DanishEdit

 
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NounEdit

sofa c (singular definite sofaen, plural indefinite sofaer)

  1. sofa, couch, divan, settee

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FrenchEdit

 
sofa

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Arabic صُفَّة (ṣuffa, a long seat made of stone or brick), from Aramaic צפא (ṣipā’, mat). The word may have entered French via Turkish sofa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sofa m (plural sofas)

  1. couch; sofa

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sofa, from Proto-Germanic *swefaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sofa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative svaf, third-person plural past indicative sváfum, supine sofið)

  1. (intransitive) to sleep
    Ekki vekja hana, hún er sofandi.
    Don't wake her up, she's sleeping.

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

sofa (plural sofas)

  1. (item of furniture) sofa

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sofa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ソファ

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sofa.

NounEdit

sofa m (plural sofas)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) sofa

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

sofa m (definite singular sofaen, indefinite plural sofaer, definite plural sofaene)

  1. sofa, couch

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

sofa m (definite singular sofaen, indefinite plural sofaer or sofaar, definite plural sofaene or sofaane)

  1. a sofa or couch

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

sòfa f (Cyrillic spelling со̀фа)

  1. (Serbia) sofa

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VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Russian софа́ (sofá).

NounEdit

sofa

  1. sofa

InflectionEdit

Inflection of sofa
nominative sing. sofa
genitive sing. sofan
partitive sing. sofad
partitive plur. sofid
singular plural
nominative sofa sofad
accusative sofan sofad
genitive sofan sofiden
partitive sofad sofid
essive-instructive sofan sofin
translative sofaks sofikš
inessive sofas sofiš
elative sofaspäi sofišpäi
illative ? sofihe
adessive sofal sofil
ablative sofalpäi sofilpäi
allative sofale sofile
abessive sofata sofita
comitative sofanke sofidenke
prolative sofadme sofidme
approximative I sofanno sofidenno
approximative II sofannoks sofidennoks
egressive sofannopäi sofidennopäi
terminative I ? sofihesai
terminative II sofalesai sofilesai
terminative III sofassai
additive I ? sofihepäi
additive II sofalepäi sofilepäi

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “тахта”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika