kissa

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish kisse, kissa (cat), with other dialectal forms including kise, kiss.[1] Probably ultimately from a cat call "kis-kis-kis" used throughout Europe (see kis; also compare Russian киса (kisa)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkisːɑ/, [ˈkis̠ːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -isːɑ
  • Syllabification: kis‧sa

Noun[edit]

kissa

kissa

  1. cat (Felis catus)
    Kukas sen kissan hännän nostaisi, ellei kissa itse?Who would raise the cat's tail if not the cat itself?
  2. (slang) cat, chick, fox (a sexy young woman)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kissa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kissa kissat
genitive kissan kissojen
partitive kissaa kissoja
illative kissaan kissoihin
singular plural
nominative kissa kissat
accusative nom. kissa kissat
gen. kissan
genitive kissan kissojen
kissainrare
partitive kissaa kissoja
inessive kissassa kissoissa
elative kissasta kissoista
illative kissaan kissoihin
adessive kissalla kissoilla
ablative kissalta kissoilta
allative kissalle kissoille
essive kissana kissoina
translative kissaksi kissoiksi
instructive kissoin
abessive kissatta kissoitta
comitative kissoineen
Possessive forms of kissa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person kissani kissamme
2nd person kissasi kissanne
3rd person kissansa

Synonyms[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kissa in Kielitoimiston sanakirja

References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

Anagrams[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

kissà f (plural kissōshī, possessed form kissàr̃)

  1. intrigue, underhand dealing, any deceitful means to accomplishing something

Ingrian[edit]

Kissa.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from an Indo-European language (compare Swedish kisse and Russian киса (kisa)). Cognates include Finnish kissa and Karelian kissa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Ala-Laukaa, Ylä-Laukaa) IPA(key): /ˈkisːɑ/
  • Hyphenation: kis‧sa

Noun[edit]

kissa (genitive kissan, partitive kissaa)

  1. cat (Felis catus)
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 23:
      Kiko ono kissa. Emma ono hiiri.
      Kiko is a cat. Emma is a mouse.
    • 1936, D. I. Efimov, Lukukirja: Inkeroisia alkușkouluja vart (toin osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 86:
      A siä miks kissaa obiƶoitat?
      And why do you offend a cat?

Declension[edit]

Declension of kissa (type 3/kana, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative kissa kissat
genitive kissan kissoin
partitive kissaa kissoja
illative kissaa kissoi
inessive kissas kissois
elative kissast kissoist
allative kissalle kissoille
adessive kissal kissoil
ablative kissalt kissoilt
translative kissaks kissoiks
essive kissanna
kissaan
kissoinna
kissoin
exessive1) kissant kissoint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (mainly Soikkola) kasi

References[edit]

  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[1], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 8

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kissa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of きっさ

Karelian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Compare Finnish kissa.

Noun[edit]

kissa (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. cat

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kissa

  1. masculine/neuter genitive/dative singular of ka

Swedish[edit]

(index K)

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic based on pissa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kissa (present kissar, preterite kissade, supine kissat, imperative kissa)

  1. to pee
    Synonyms: pinka, pissa
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Feminine form of kisse.

Noun[edit]

kissa c

  1. (colloquial, endearing) (female) cat, pussy-cat
Declension[edit]
Declension of kissa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kissa kissan kissor kissorna
Genitive kissas kissans kissors kissornas

Anagrams[edit]


Yakan[edit]

Noun[edit]

kissa

  1. folktale

Verb[edit]

kissa

  1. to tell (a fictitious story)