gadtsa

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Lule Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *këncë.

Noun[edit]

gadtsa

  1. nail
  2. claw, talon
  3. hoof

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, dts-tts gradation
Nominative gadtsa
Genitive gattsa
Singular Plural
Nominative gadtsa gattsa
Accusative gattsav gattsajt
Genitive gattsa gattsaj
Illative gadtsaj gattsajda
Inessive gattsan gattsajn
Elative gattsas gattsajs
Comitative gattsajn gattsaj
Abessive gattsadagá
gattsadagi
gattsajdagá
gattsajdagi
Essive gadtsan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person gadtsam gadtsama gadtsama
2nd person gadtsat gadtsada gadtsada
3rd person gadtsas gadtsaska gadtsasa

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Pite Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *këncë.

Noun[edit]

gadˈtsa

  1. fingernail
  2. claw

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, dˈts-dts gradation
Nominative gadˈtsa
Genitive gadtsa
Singular Plural
Nominative gadˈtsa gadtsa
Accusative gadtsav gadtsajt
Genitive gadtsa gadtsaj
Illative gadˈtsaj gadtsajda
Inessive gadtsan gadtsajn
Elative gadtsast
gadtsas
gadtsajst
gadtsajs
Comitative gadtsajn gadtsaj
Essive gadˈtsan

Further reading[edit]

  • gadtsa in Bidumsáme Báhkogirrje (Pite Sami word list)
  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland