kovin

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoʋin/, [ˈko̞ʋin]
  • Rhymes: -oʋin
  • Syllabification(key): ko‧vin

Adverb[edit]

kovin

  1. (usually with negative) (not) very, really, so.
    Se ei ollut kovin hyvä elokuva.
    It was not a very good movie.
    Hän oli kovin surullinen.
    She was so sad.

Adjective[edit]

kovin

  1. superlative degree of kova

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kovin (Kotus type 36/sisin, mp-mm gradation)
nominative kovin kovimmat
genitive kovimman kovimpien
kovinten
partitive kovinta kovimpia
illative kovimpaan kovimpiin
singular plural
nominative kovin kovimmat
accusative nom. kovin kovimmat
gen. kovimman
genitive kovimman kovimpien
kovinten
kovimpainrare
partitive kovinta kovimpia
inessive kovimmassa kovimmissa
elative kovimmasta kovimmista
illative kovimpaan kovimpiin
adessive kovimmalla kovimmilla
ablative kovimmalta kovimmilta
allative kovimmalle kovimmille
essive kovimpana kovimpina
translative kovimmaksi kovimmiksi
instructive kovimmin
abessive kovimmatta kovimmitta
comitative kovimpine
Possessive forms of kovin (type sisin)
Rare. Only used with substantive adjectives.
possessor singular plural
1st person kovimpani kovimpamme
2nd person kovimpasi kovimpanne
3rd person kovimpansa

Adjective[edit]

kovin

  1. Instructive plural form of kova.

Anagrams[edit]


Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Instructive of kova (strong). Akin to Finnish kovin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kovin

  1. really, truly
    • 1936, L. G. Terehova; V. G. Erdeli, Mihailov and P. I. Maksimov, transl., Geografia: oppikirja iƶoroin alkușkoulun kolmatta klaassaa vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-Pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 6:
      Miä muissin, kui möö hulkuimma metsää mööt, yhenlain ku sokkiat, ja nyt kovin meinaisin oppihussa löytämää teetä, samalviittää kui pioneerat.
      I remembered, how we wandered along the forest, like we were blind, and now I really decided to learn to find the way, just like the pioneers.

References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 200