korpi

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Etymology[edit]

The ultimate origin of the word is unknown. Cognates exist in Finnic languages: Estonian kõrb, Veps koŕb.

Noun[edit]

korpi

  1. A boreal forest type appearing on moist moraine soils, characterized by dense growth of spruce as the dominating tree species and deep layer of moss as undergrowth. Korpi is often a transition zone between a drier kangas -type forest and various types of suo (swamp).
  2. A deep forest.
  3. (colloquial) An area remote from dense population; backwoods, backwater, the sticks.
  4. (obsolete) desert.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of korpi (Kotus type 7/ovi, p-v gradation)
nominative korpi korvet
genitive korven korpien
partitive korpea korpia
illative korpeen korpiin
singular plural
nominative korpi korvet
accusative nom. korpi korvet
gen. korven
genitive korven korpien
partitive korpea korpia
inessive korvessa korvissa
elative korvesta korvista
illative korpeen korpiin
adessive korvella korvilla
ablative korvelta korvilta
allative korvelle korville
essive korpena korpina
translative korveksi korviksi
instructive korvin
abessive korvetta korvitta
comitative korpineen

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Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

korpi

  1. plural of korpo