kaija

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See also: Kaija and kaijā

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑijːɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kai‧ja

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Swedish kaj (quay, wharf)

Noun[edit]

kaija

  1. (nautical, slang) quay

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviated from papukaija (parrot)

Noun[edit]

kaija

  1. parrot, racquet-tail, parakeet (used in common names of numerous parrot species)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaija

  1. (dialectal) kittiwake (a seabird)
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Latvian[edit]

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 Kaija on Latvian Wikipedia

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Kaiju bars

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately a sound symbolic word, based on the seagull's squawk (kai, ke; cf. Russian чайка (čajka)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

kaija f (4th declension)

  1. gull, seagull (sea bird of family Laridae, especially genus Larus)
    kaiju bars — a flock of gulls
    kaiju dzimta — the gull family (= Laridae)
    kaijas un albatrosi milzīgiem bariem aplido kuģigulls and albatrosses flew around the ship in huge groups

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “kaija” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7