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]

Related to kiivas and kipakka, ultimately possibly from Baltic, compare Lithuanian gývas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkiʋɑ/, [ˈkiʋɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ki‧va
  • Rhymes:

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 kivoineen

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Finnish kiva.

Adjective[edit]

kiva (comparative mer kiva, superlative mest kiva)

  1. (Finland Swedish, 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.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to quarrel