čeavrris

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *čeavrēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃea̯vrriːs/

Noun[edit]

čeavrris

  1. otter

Inflection[edit]

Contracted i-stem, vr-vrr gradation
Nominative čeavrris
Genitive čeavrá
Singular Plural
Nominative čeavrris čeavrát
Accusative čeavrá čeavráid
Genitive čeavrá čeavráid
Illative čeavrái čeavráide
Locative čeavrás čeavráin
Comitative čeavráin čeavráiguin
Essive čeavrrisin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person čeavrán čeavráme čeavrámet
2nd person čeavrát čeavráde čeavrádet
3rd person čeavrás čeavráska čeavráset

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland