kirstu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kirstu (compare Estonian kirst, Votic kirstu). Further origin unknown, but related to Latvian šķirsts (chest, coffin) and dialectal Russian ке́рста (kérsta); there is no consensus on the direction of borrowing. The word however cannot be older than Finnic due to the consonant cluster.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkirstu/, [ˈkirs̠t̪u]
  • Rhymes: -irstu
  • Syllabification: kirs‧tu

Noun[edit]

kirstu

  1. chest, trunk

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kirstu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kirstu kirstut
genitive kirstun kirstujen
partitive kirstua kirstuja
illative kirstuun kirstuihin
singular plural
nominative kirstu kirstut
accusative nom. kirstu kirstut
gen. kirstun
genitive kirstun kirstujen
partitive kirstua kirstuja
inessive kirstussa kirstuissa
elative kirstusta kirstuista
illative kirstuun kirstuihin
adessive kirstulla kirstuilla
ablative kirstulta kirstuilta
allative kirstulle kirstuille
essive kirstuna kirstuina
translative kirstuksi kirstuiksi
instructive kirstuin
abessive kirstutta kirstuitta
comitative kirstuineen
Possessive forms of kirstu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kirstuni kirstumme
2nd person kirstusi kirstunne
3rd person kirstunsa

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Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Estonian kirst, Finnish kirstu.

Noun[edit]

kirstu (genitive kirstuu, partitive [please provide])

  1. chest
  2. coffin

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "kirstu" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat