kaija

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See also: Kaija and kaijā

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑijːɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kai‧ja

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kaija (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kaija kaijat
genitive kaijan kaijojen
partitive kaijaa kaijoja
illative kaijaan kaijoihin
singular plural
nominative kaija kaijat
accusative nom.? kaija kaijat
gen. kaijan
genitive kaijan kaijojen
kaijainrare
partitive kaijaa kaijoja
inessive kaijassa kaijoissa
elative kaijasta kaijoista
illative kaijaan kaijoihin
adessive kaijalla kaijoilla
ablative kaijalta kaijoilta
allative kaijalleˣ kaijoilleˣ
essive kaijana kaijoina
translative kaijaksi kaijoiksi
instructive kaijoin
abessive kaijatta kaijoitta
comitative kaijoineen

Etymology 1[edit]

From Swedish kaj (quay, wharf)

Noun[edit]

kaija

  1. (nautical, slang) quay

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviated from papukaija (parrot)

Noun[edit]

kaija

  1. parrot, racquet-tail, parakeet (used in common names of numerous parrot species)
Hypernyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaija

  1. (dialectal) kittiwake (a seabird)
Synonyms[edit]

Latvian[edit]

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 Kaija on Latvian Wikipedia

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Kaiju bars

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately a sound symbolic word, based on the seagull's squawk (kai, ke; cf. Russian чайка (čajka)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

(file)

Noun[edit]

kaija f (4th declension)

  1. gull, seagull (sea bird of family Laridae, especially genus Larus)
    kaiju bars — a flock of gulls
    kaiju dzimta — the gull family (= Laridae)
    kaijas un albatrosi milzīgiem bariem aplido kuģigulls and albatrosses flew around the ship in huge groups

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “kaija” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7