kvassi

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian квас (kvas, kvass)

Noun[edit]

kvassi

  1. kvass (traditional fermented Russian beverage with little or no alcohol, made from bread)

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Usage notes[edit]

Kvassi resembles very closely a traditional Finnish beverage called kalja or kotikalja, the main difference being that kvassi is made of bread whereas kalja is made of malt. Therefore also the Russian kvass is probably more often called kalja than kvassi in Finnish.