kaira

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑirɑ]
  • Hyphenation: kai‧ra

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Old Norse geirr ‎(spear) or geiri ‎(spear)[1].

Noun[edit]

kaira

  1. An auger (carpenter's tool for boring holes).
  2. Short for jääkaira.
  3. A core drill (device for boring a cylindrical sample out of solid material).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a Sami language, compare Northern Sami skáidi ‎(land between rivers, cape)[2]

Noun[edit]

kaira

  1. (dialect) large forested wilderness between rivers
Declension[edit]
Inflection of kaira (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kaira kairat
genitive kairan kairojen
partitive kairaa kairoja
illative kairaan kairoihin
singular plural
nominative kaira kairat
accusative nom.? kaira kairat
gen. kairan
genitive kairan kairojen
kairainrare
partitive kairaa kairoja
inessive kairassa kairoissa
elative kairasta kairoista
illative kairaan kairoihin
adessive kairalla kairoilla
ablative kairalta kairoilta
allative kairalleˣ kairoilleˣ
essive kairana kairoina
translative kairaksi kairoiksi
instructive kairoin
abessive kairatta kairoitta
comitative kairoineen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Álgu database: word family kaira "drill, auger"
  2. ^ Álgu database: word family kaira "land between rivers"