arvo

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Abbreviation of afternoon +‎ -o (diminutive suffix).

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arvo (plural arvos)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, UK, informal) Afternoon.
    • 1960, John Gunn, The Humpy in the Hills, page 46,
      “Rope and tomahawk,” explained Col. “We put them here this arvo when I came down and whistled first time.”
    • 2000, Mark Johnston, Fighting the Enemy: Australian Soldiers and their Adversaries in World War II, page 33,
      The usual reaction of a footsoldier observing such incidents is well summed up by the comments of Private Derrick in the Salient at Tobruk: ‘Seen a human side of the war yesterday arvo Red Cross partys [sic] burying dead & treating wounded one of our partys were fired on by enemy & I will always remember it’.50
    • 2010, Chris Bray, The 1000 Hour Day: Two Adventurers Take on the World's Harshest Island, unnumbered page,
      ‘We'll fly you out at seven this arvo—but bring them down a little early, just in case we need to think of something else.’
    • 2010, Rebecca Iannone, The Invisible String: The Secrets That Bind, page 55,
      “Yeah, he only works on a Saturday arvo,” Kelly told her. “I think the place is packed on that day, because girls come from everywhere just to get a glimpse of him. He's hot as.”

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Finnish[edit]

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From Proto-Uralic *arwa (*arɣa)

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arvo

  1. value, worth.
  2. rank, standing, title.
    • amiraalin arvo = rank of admiral = admiralcy
  3. prestige.

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arvo

  1. Present indicative connegative form of arpoa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative form of arpoa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative connegative form of arpoa.

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arvō

  1. dative singular of arvum
  2. ablative singular of arvum