terve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English terven, tervien, from Old English *tyrfian (to cast down, tumble, fall) (in compound ġetyrfan, ġetyrfian (to assail with missiles; attack, assault), ġetorfian (to stone)), from Proto-Germanic *tirbijaną, *tarbijaną (to wind, twirl, fling), from Proto-Indo-European *derbʰ- (to wind, twist). Cognate with Old High German zerben (to spin, rotate). Also in compound in Middle English overterven, in toppe overterve > topsytervy > English topsyturvy. Compare tervy, tirfe.

Verb[edit]

terve (third-person singular simple present terves, present participle terving, simple past and past participle terved)

  1. (intransitive) To fall; be thrown down.
  2. (transitive) To dash down; cast; throw: in combination with over; to overthrow; overturn.
  3. (transitive) To turn down or back; roll or fold over.

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *terveh.

Adjective[edit]

terve (genitive terve, partitive tervet)

  1. healthy
  2. whole

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *terveh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪e̞rʋe̞ˣ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ter‧ve

Adjective[edit]

terve (comparative terveempi, superlative tervein)

  1. healthy, sane (enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit).
    Hän oli kolmen terveen lapsen isä.
    He was father to three healthy kids.
  2. healthy, sound (beneficial).
    Kunnon selkäsauna palauttaa aina vintiön terveen kunnioituksen kasvattajiaan kohtaan.
    Healthy spankings never fail to restore a rascal's healthy respect for his educators.
    Terveet moraaliset arvot auttavat kansakunnan vaikeiden aikojen yli.
    Sound moral values help the nation to survive the difficult times.
  3. sound, well (free from injury, disease).
    Hän oli turvassa ja terveenä.
    He was safe and sound.
    Olin sairaana, mutta nyt olen terve.
    I had been sick, but now I'm well.
  4. sound (complete, solid, or secure).
    Reeti vakuutti minulle, että lattialaudat olivat terveitä.
    Fred assured me the floorboards were sound.
    Terve yritys selviää normaaleista kysynnän vaihteluista.
    A sound business can handle normal fluctuations in demand.
  5. able-bodied (having a sound, strong body).

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Interjection[edit]

terve

  1. (informal) Said when meeting, hello.
  2. (informal) Said when departing, bye.

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Hungarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

terve

  1. possessive third-person singular, singular possession of terv