Golfvirta

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partial calque of English Gulf Stream; Golf +‎ virta. The -o- is also found in German Golfstrom and Swedish Golfströmmen, which may have been the direct source.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡolfˌʋirtɑ/, [ˈɡo̞lfˌʋirt̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -irtɑ
  • Syllabification(key): golf‧vir‧ta

Proper noun[edit]

Golfvirta

  1. Gulf Stream (warm ocean currentflowing from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Golfvirta (Kotus type 9*K/kala, rt-rr gradation)
nominative Golfvirta
genitive Golfvirran
partitive Golfvirtaa
illative Golfvirtaan
singular plural
nominative Golfvirta
accusative nom. Golfvirta
gen. Golfvirran
genitive Golfvirran
partitive Golfvirtaa
inessive Golfvirrassa
elative Golfvirrasta
illative Golfvirtaan
adessive Golfvirralla
ablative Golfvirralta
allative Golfvirralle
essive Golfvirtana
translative Golfvirraksi
instructive
abessive Golfvirratta
comitative
Possessive forms of Golfvirta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Golfvirtani Golfvirtamme
2nd person Golfvirtasi Golfvirtanne
3rd person Golfvirtansa