kiva

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hopi kíva.

Noun[edit]

kiva (plural kivas)

  1. A ceremonial underground chamber in a Pueblo village.

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Finnish[edit]

(index ki)

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but probably related to kiivas and kipakka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiʋɑ/, [ˈkiʋɑ]
  • Rhymes: -iʋɑ
  • Syllabification: ki‧va

Adjective[edit]

kiva (comparative kivampi or kivempi, superlative kivoin or kivin)

  1. (colloquial) nice
    kiva ihminennice person
  2. (colloquial) fun, neat
    Se oli kivaa!It was fun!

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kiva (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kiva kivat
genitive kivan kivojen
partitive kivaa kivoja
illative kivaan kivoihin
singular plural
nominative kiva kivat
accusative nom. kiva kivat
gen. kivan
genitive kivan kivojen
kivainrare
partitive kivaa kivoja
inessive kivassa kivoissa
elative kivasta kivoista
illative kivaan kivoihin
adessive kivalla kivoilla
ablative kivalta kivoilta
allative kivalle kivoille
essive kivana kivoina
translative kivaksi kivoiksi
instructive kivoin
abessive kivatta kivoitta
comitative kivoine
Possessive forms of kiva (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person kivani kivamme
2nd person kivasi kivanne
3rd person kivansa
Only used with substantive adjectives, -inen adjectives used for comparisons of equality or agent participles.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Finnish kiva.

Adjective[edit]

kiva (comparative mer kiva, superlative mest kiva)

  1. (Finland, colloquial) fun, nice, nest
    Vilken kiva kille!
    What a fun guy!
Usage notes[edit]

Also inflected: kivoga as plural, kivogare as comparative and kivogast as superlative.

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Verb[edit]

kiva (present kivar, preterite kivade, supine kivat, imperative kiva)

  1. to quarrel
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