ceavvi

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *ceavē.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ceavvi

  1. packed snow, dense enough to carry weight (of a person etc.)

Inflection[edit]

Even i-stem, vv-v gradation
Nominative ceavvi
Genitive ceavi
ceavẹ
Singular Plural
Nominative ceavvi ceavit
Accusative ceavi cēviid
Genitive ceavi
ceavẹ
cēviid
Illative ceavvái cēviide
Locative ceavis cēviin
Comitative cēviin cēviiguin
Essive ceavvin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person ceavván ceavváme ceavvámet
2nd person ceavvát ceavváde ceavvádet
3rd person ceavvis ceavviska ceavviset

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