rahvas

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rahvas (genitive rahva, partitive rahvast)

  1. people

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Finnish[edit]

(index ra)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þrawwaz (full-grown). The other loan variant raavas has remained closer to the original meaning. (Compare the sense development in väki.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈrɑhʋɑs]
  • Hyphenation: rah‧vas

Noun[edit]

rahvas

  1. (relatively derogatory) The peasantry, common/ordinary people/folks, lower-class people (often used of those people in the past, as a distinction of the rich and/or influential proportion of a people)
  2. (playfully) people, folks

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Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þrawwaz (full-grown).

Noun[edit]

rahvas (genitive rahvahan, partitive rahvastu)

  1. people