eha

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See also: Eha, ʻeha, and ʻehā

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Eha Hauaneeme lahel Lahemaa rahvuspargis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ektä. Cognate with Finnish ehtä (evening get-together), Livvi ehty (evening), Ludian eht (evening) and Veps eht (evening). Possibly doublet of õhtu (from earlier *ektago).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈehɑ/, [ˈeɦɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ehɑ
  • Hyphenation: e‧ha

Noun[edit]

eha (genitive eha, partitive eha)

  1. dusk; twilight after the setting of the Sun
    1. The reddening of the western sky after sunset; afterglow.
      purpurpunane ehapurplish red twilight
      ehast roosatav kaldaliivsand on the shore blushing from twilight
      töötab koidust ehaniwork from dawn to dusk
      Sügisene eha ei valgusta kaua.Autumn dusk does not light for long.
    2. (rare) A reddish glow or glare.
      • 1940, Tuglas, Friedebert, “Esimene välisreis [First trip abroad]”, in Noorusmälestused [Memories from my youth], Tartu, pages 200–201:
        Nõrgas laternate ehas mingid suured majad, enamasti aga kõrged krobelised müürid. Liikusin nagu kobades. Hämar, vaikne, mitte ühtki inimest. Ei meenutanud üldse linna, kõige vähem Pariisi kujutelma.
        In the faint glow of lanterns, there are some big houses, but mostly high, rough walls. I moved as if in clumps. It was dim, silent, not a single person. It didn't resemble a city at all, especially the image of Paris.

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