halva

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

halva ‎(uncountable)

  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.

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References[edit]

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

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew חלבה ‎(halvá), from Romanian, from Turkish, from Arabic; for more, see halva.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: hal‧va

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 halvalleˣ halvoilleˣ
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]

adverbial participle of hal

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

halva

  1. dead
    élve vagy halva - dead or alive
    halva született - stillborn

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. halva

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish helva, from Arabic حَلْوَى ‎(ḥalwā).

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. halva

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 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.

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