harja

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See also: härja

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Baltic language, compare Lithuanian šerys. Related to Estonian hari.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

harja

  1. brush (implement consisting of multiple bristles or other filaments)
  2. brush (piece of conductive material, serving to maintain electrical contact between the stationary and rotating parts of a machine)
  3. mane (longer hair growth e.g. on back of neck of a horse or around head of a male lion)
  4. crest (tuft, or other excrescence or natural ornament, growing on an animal's head)
  5. crest (upper curve of a horse's neck)
  6. crest (ridge or top of a wave)
  7. crest, chine (summit of a hill or mountain ridge)
  8. arête (sharp edge of a mountain ridge)
  9. (curling) broom, sweeper (implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of harja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative harja harjat
genitive harjan harjojen
partitive harjaa harjoja
illative harjaan harjoihin
singular plural
nominative harja harjat
accusative nom.? harja harjat
gen. harjan
genitive harjan harjojen
harjainrare
partitive harjaa harjoja
inessive harjassa harjoissa
elative harjasta harjoista
illative harjaan harjoihin
adessive harjalla harjoilla
ablative harjalta harjoilta
allative harjalleˣ harjoilleˣ
essive harjana harjoina
translative harjaksi harjoiksi
instructive harjoin
abessive harjatta harjoitta
comitative harjoineen

Synonyms[edit]

  • (brush, as implement): suka
  • (fleshy growth): heltta (a flexible one, such)

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