halva

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English[edit]

a Turkish halva bar

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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 South Asia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
    • 2016 January 26, Eyal Press, “When ‘Made In Israel’ Is a Human Rights Abuse”, in The New York Times[1]:
      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.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: hal‧va

Noun[edit]

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

  1. halva

Estonian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halva

  1. genitive singular 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
Possessive forms of halva (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person halvani halvamme
2nd person halvasi halvanne
3rd person halvansa

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva m (plural halvas)

  1. halva

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hal (to die) +‎ -va (adverbial-participle suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Participle[edit]

halva

  1. adverbial participle of hal (to die)

Adverb[edit]

halva

  1. dead
    élve vagy halvadead or alive
    halva születettstillborn

Derived terms[edit]


Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *halpa. Cognates include Finnish halpa (cheap) and Estonian halb (bad).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halva (genitive halvan, partitive halvaa)

  1. bad

Declension[edit]

Inflection of halva
singular plural
nominative halva halvat
genitive halvan halvoin
partitive halvaa halvoja
illative halvaa halvoihe
inessive halvaaz halvoiz
elative halvast halvoist
allative halvalle halvoille
adessive halvaal halvoil
ablative halvalt halvoilt
translative halvaks halvoiks
essive halvaan halvoin

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[2]

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. halva

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of halve

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f (definite singular halva, indefinite plural halver or halvor, definite plural halvene or halvone)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by halve
  2. definite singular of halve

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

halva f (plural halvale)

  1. halva

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

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

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