FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

vaka +‎ -va. Related to Ingrian vakkaava, Karelian vakava and Livvi vagau.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑkɑʋɑ/, [ˈʋɑkɑʋɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑkɑʋɑ
  • Syllabification(key): va‧ka‧va

AdjectiveEdit

vakava (comparative vakavampi, superlative vakavin)

  1. serious
  2. grave, sombre, solemn

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of vakava (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative vakava vakavat
genitive vakavan vakavien
partitive vakavaa vakavia
illative vakavaan vakaviin
singular plural
nominative vakava vakavat
accusative nom. vakava vakavat
gen. vakavan
genitive vakavan vakavien
vakavainrare
partitive vakavaa vakavia
inessive vakavassa vakavissa
elative vakavasta vakavista
illative vakavaan vakaviin
adessive vakavalla vakavilla
ablative vakavalta vakavilta
allative vakavalle vakaville
essive vakavana vakavina
translative vakavaksi vakaviksi
instructive vakavin
abessive vakavatta vakavitta
comitative vakavine
Possessive forms of vakava (type koira)
Rare. Only used with substantive adjectives.
possessor singular plural
1st person vakavani vakavamme
2nd person vakavasi vakavanne
3rd person vakavansa

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