kauan

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Instructive singular case of the root kauko- (far). Cognate to Ingrian kauvan (for a long time), Estonian kaua (for a long time), Votic kaugaa (for a long time), Votic kōgiń (for a long time).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑu̯ɑn/, [ˈkɑu̯ɑn]
  • Rhymes: -ɑuɑn
  • Syllabification: kau‧an

Adverb[edit]

kauan (comparative kauemmin, superlative kauimmin)

  1. (for) a long time
    kauan sittenlong ago
    Olen tuntenut hänet kauan.
    I have known him for a long time.

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