kotikalja

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

koti ‎(home) +‎ kalja ‎(kvass)

Noun[edit]

kotikalja

  1. A traditional fermented, home-made, weak table drink made of malt and sugar; closely resembling kvass.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kotikalja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kotikalja kotikaljat
genitive kotikaljan kotikaljojen
partitive kotikaljaa kotikaljoja
illative kotikaljaan kotikaljoihin
singular plural
nominative kotikalja kotikaljat
accusative nom.? kotikalja kotikaljat
gen. kotikaljan
genitive kotikaljan kotikaljojen
kotikaljainrare
partitive kotikaljaa kotikaljoja
inessive kotikaljassa kotikaljoissa
elative kotikaljasta kotikaljoista
illative kotikaljaan kotikaljoihin
adessive kotikaljalla kotikaljoilla
ablative kotikaljalta kotikaljoilta
allative kotikaljalle kotikaljoille
essive kotikaljana kotikaljoina
translative kotikaljaksi kotikaljoiksi
instructive kotikaljoin
abessive kotikaljatta kotikaljoitta
comitative kotikaljoineen

Usage notes[edit]

The difference between kalja and Russian kvass is that the former is made from malt whereas kvass is made of bread. Due to the similarity, also kvass is often called kalja in Finnish.

Synonyms[edit]

  • kalja (note: ambiguous term)