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First attested in 1789, from Austrian German Karnische (curtain-rod), from French corniche (cornice), from Italian cornice (frame, cornice), from Latin corōnis (curved line, flourish in writing), from Ancient Greek κορωνίς (korōnís, curved object).


  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒrniʃ]
  • Hyphenation: kar‧nis


karnis (plural karnisok)

  1. pelmet, valance, curtain-rod


Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative karnis karnisok
accusative karnist karnisokat
dative karnisnak karnisoknak
instrumental karnissal karnisokkal
causal-final karnisért karnisokért
translative karnissá karnisokká
terminative karnisig karnisokig
essive-formal karnisként karnisokként
inessive karnisban karnisokban
superessive karnison karnisokon
adessive karnisnál karnisoknál
illative karnisba karnisokba
sublative karnisra karnisokra
allative karnishoz karnisokhoz
elative karnisból karnisokból
delative karnisról karnisokról
ablative karnistól karnisoktól
Possessive forms of karnis
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. karnisom karnisaim
2nd person sing. karnisod karnisaid
3rd person sing. karnisa karnisai
1st person plural karnisunk karnisaink
2nd person plural karnisotok karnisaitok
3rd person plural karnisuk karnisaik