gavja

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *këpjë.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈkavːja/

Noun[edit]

gavja

  1. dust

Inflection[edit]

Even a-stem, vj-vjj gradation
Nominative gavja
Genitive gavjja
Singular Plural
Nominative gavja gavjjat
Accusative gavjja gavjjaid
Genitive gavjja gavjjaid
Illative gavjii gavjjaide
Locative gavjjas gavjjain
Comitative gavjjain gavjjaiguin
Essive gavjan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person gavjan gavjame gavjamet
2nd person gavjat gavjade gavjadet
3rd person gavjas gavjaska gavjaset

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