aivan

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An instructive singular (compare ihan) of a root aiva-, probably borrowed from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háywas, or alternatively from Proto-Germanic *aiwaz (long time). Cognate with Votic aivaa (always) and Estonian aiva (always).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯ʋɑn/, [ˈɑi̯ʋɑn]
  • Rhymes: -ɑiʋɑn
  • Syllabification: ai‧van

Adverb[edit]

aivan

  1. exactly, precisely
    aivan oikeinprecisely right
  2. totally, very
    aivan väärintotally wrong
  3. indeed
    aivan!indeed!

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Indo-European language. Cognates include Finnish aivan and Estonian aiva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aivan

  1. completely
  2. very
  3. literally

References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi, Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1971, page 7
  • Vitalij Chernyavskij, Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[1], 2005, page 210