buolva

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *puolvë.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

buolva

  1. knee
  2. generation

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, lv-lvv gradation
Nominative buolva
Genitive buolvva
Singular Plural
Nominative buolva buolvvat
Accusative buolvva buolvvaid
Genitive buolvva buolvvaid
Illative būlvii buolvvaide
Locative buolvvas buolvvain
Comitative buolvvain buolvvaiguin
Essive buolvan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person buolvan buolvame buolvamet
2nd person buolvat buolvade buolvadet
3rd person buolvas buolvaska buolvaset

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