vapaa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Presumably from earlier *vapada, from Proto-Slavic *sveboda.

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Adjective[edit]

vapaa  (comparative vapaampi, superlative vapain)

  1. free (not imprisoned or enslaved)
    Olen vapaa mies.
    I am a free man.
  2. free (unconstrained)
    Hänelle annettiin vapaat kädet tehdä, mitä hän haluaa.
    He was given free rein to do whatever he wanted.
  3. free (released)
    Päästimme kanin vapaaksi.
    We set the rabbit free.
  4. free (without obligations)
  5. spare (not filled with activity or work)
    Minulla on vapaa-aika.
    I have free time.
  6. vacant
    Istuin on vapaa.
    The seat is vacant.
  7. unmarried, single
  8. free-range (of, pertaining to, or produced by animals that are allowed to roam freely, rather than being confined indoors)
    Ostapas vapaan kananmunat.
    Please buy free-range eggs.
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Noun[edit]

vapaa

  1. leave (from work, military service, etc.)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vapaa

  1. Partitive singular form of vapa.