karva

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Finnish[edit]

(index ka)

Etymology[edit]

An old Baltic loan; derived from the same word from which e.g. Lithuanian gaũras is descended. Cognates include Veps and Estonian karv and Livonian kōra. Originally karva only had the meaning "color". In its current meaning it is first mentioned in a biblical text in 1621.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑrʋɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kar‧va
  • Rhymes:

Noun[edit]

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karva

  1. A hair (single hair on human or animal; not used of human head hair except in technical sense).
  2. fur

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. Juva: WSOY. ISBN 951-0-27108-X.