ahava

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin. Cognates include Karelian ahava, Votic ahava, Veps ahau and dialectal Estonian ahav. Appears to be analyzable as containing the adjectival/participle suffix -va, but no root word *aha is known.

First attested in Daniel Juslenius: Suomalaisen Sana-Lugun Coetus (1745).

Noun[edit]

ahava

  1. cold wind
  2. weather-beaten skin

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