pohja

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  • Hyphenation: poh‧ja
  • IPA(key): /ˈpohjɑ/

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From Proto-Finno-Saamic *pošja, whence also North Saami boaššu (back part of a house or tent) and Estonian põhi.

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pohja

  1. bottom (lowest part of anything, especially of a container)
  2. fundament (underlying basis or principle)
  3. layout (spatial arrangement of a building or flat)
  4. (archaic, poetic) north; also with capital initial
    Pohjantähti = North Star
    Pohjanlahti = Gulf of Bothnia
    pohjanlepakko = northern bat
    pohjan poika = a son of the north

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