halva

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew חלווה(khalvá), from Romanian halva, from Ottoman Turkish حلوا(helva), from Persian حلوا(halvâ), from Arabic حلاوة(ḥalāwa).[1]

Noun[edit]

halva ‎(countable and uncountable, plural halvas)

  1. A confection usually made from crushed sesame seeds and honey. It is a traditional dessert in India, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Middle East.
    • 2016 January 26, "When ‘Made In Israel’ Is a Human Rights Abuse," The New York Times (retrieved 26 January 2016):
      Just before Christmas, Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, sent the White House a box of holiday gifts with a pointed political message. Inside were items (body lotion, halvah, olive oil) produced in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "halva." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: hal‧va

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew חלבה(halvá), from Romanian halva, from Ottoman Turkish حلوا(helva), from Persian حلوا(halvâ), from Arabic حلاوة(ḥalāwa).

Noun[edit]

halva f, m ‎(plural halva's, diminutive halvaatje n)

  1. halva

Estonian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halva

  1. Genitive singular form of halb.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva

  1. halva

Declension[edit]

Inflection of halva (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative halva halvat
genitive halvan halvojen
partitive halvaa halvoja
illative halvaan halvoihin
singular plural
nominative halva halvat
accusative nom. halva halvat
gen. halvan
genitive halvan halvojen
halvainrare
partitive halvaa halvoja
inessive halvassa halvoissa
elative halvasta halvoista
illative halvaan halvoihin
adessive halvalla halvoilla
ablative halvalta halvoilta
allative halvalle halvoille
essive halvana halvoina
translative halvaksi halvoiksi
instructive halvoin
abessive halvatta halvoitta
comitative halvoineen

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva m ‎(plural halvas)

  1. halva

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hal(to die) +‎ -va

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒlvɒ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hal‧va

Adverb[edit]

halva

  1. dead
    élve vagy halva‎ ― dead or alive
    halva született‎ ― stillborn
  2. adverbial participle of hal

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. halva

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of halve

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. definite singular of halve

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish حلوا(helva), from Arabic حَلْوَى(ḥalwā).

Noun[edit]

halva f ‎(plural halvale)

  1. halva

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish حلوا(helva) (Turkish helva), from Arabic حَلْوَى(ḥalwā).

Noun[edit]

halva f ‎(Cyrillic spelling халва)

  1. halva

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva c

  1. halva

Noun[edit]

halva c

  1. a half
    Jag gav barnen varsin halva av äpplet.
    I gave the kids one half of the apple each.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of halva 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative halva halvan halvor halvorna
Genitive halvas halvans halvors halvornas

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