sopia

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Finnish[edit]

(index so)

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the old sopa, which in a 1787 dictionary stood for "a suit or piece of clothing". Cognates include Karelian sopie, Ludic and Estonian sobida, and Votic sopia.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈso̞pi.ɑˣ]
  • Hyphenation: so‧pi‧a

Verb[edit]

sopia

  1. to fit
    Nämä housut sopivat minulle täydellisesti.
    These pants fit me perfectly.
  2. to suit, to be suitable
    Tämä viini sopii aperitiiviksi.
    This wine is suitable as an apéritif.
  3. ~ + illative, to comport with, match (to be in agreement with; to be of an accord)
    Uudet säännöt eivät näyttäneet sopivan kerhon henkeen.
    The new rules did not seem to comport with the spirit of the club.
  4. to agree, make an agreement
    USA ja Kirgisia sopivat tukikohdasta.
    USA and Kyrgyzstan made an agreement on the military base.
    Naapurukset sopivat kiistansa.
    The neighbors settled their dispute.

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References[edit]

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