kotikalja

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

koti (home) +‎ kalja (kvass)

Noun[edit]

kotikalja

  1. A traditional fermented, home-made, weak table drink made of malt and sugar; closely resembling kvass.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The difference between kalja and Russian kvass is that the former is made from malt whereas kvass is made of bread. Due to the similarity, also kvass is often called kalja in Finnish.

Synonyms[edit]

  • kalja (note: ambiguous term)