kahvi

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See also: kähvi

Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kahve (dialectal, Southwest, Northern Ostrobothnia, Kainuu)
  • kahvee (dialectal, Tavastia, Satakunta)
  • kaffi (dialectal, Western Finland)
  • kaffe (dialectal, Southern Ostrobothnia)
  • kohvi (dialectal, Southeast)
  • kahvet (dialectal, rare, Southern Ostrobothnia)
  • kahvei (dialectal, rare, Western Uusimaa)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish kaffe (coffee), ultimately from Arabic قَهْوَة(qahwa, coffee); see etymology section of coffee for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑhʋi/, [ˈkɑxʋi]
  • Rhymes: -ɑhʋi
  • Syllabification: kah‧vi

Noun[edit]

kahvi

  1. coffee
  2. (in the plural) coffee meeting, especially at someone's home

Usage notes[edit]

In addition to standard Finnish, kahvi is traditionally in use in the dialects of Savonia, Central Ostrobothnia and Peräpohjola.[1]

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kahvi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative kahvi kahvit
genitive kahvin kahvien
partitive kahvia kahveja
illative kahviin kahveihin
singular plural
nominative kahvi kahvit
accusative nom. kahvi kahvit
gen. kahvin
genitive kahvin kahvien
partitive kahvia kahveja
inessive kahvissa kahveissa
elative kahvista kahveista
illative kahviin kahveihin
adessive kahvilla kahveilla
ablative kahvilta kahveilta
allative kahville kahveille
essive kahvina kahveina
translative kahviksi kahveiksi
instructive kahvein
abessive kahvitta kahveitta
comitative kahveineen
Possessive forms of kahvi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person kahvini kahvimme
2nd person kahvisi kahvinne
3rd person kahvinsa

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Klaus Laalo (1989), “Kahvee, kahve, filee ja psyyke. Sekaantuvia taivutustyyppejä”, in Kielikello[1]