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  1. snipe (any bird of the genus Gallinago, belonging to the family Scolopacidae)
  2. snipe, woodcock (birds in the related genera Scolopax, Coenocorypha and Lymnocryptes, belonging to the family Scolopacidae)
  3. (taxonomy) In plural only (kurpat), Scolopacidae (the family of sandpipers and snipes)
  4. (taxonomy) In plural only, Gallinago (the genus of snipes within the family Scolopacidae)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Interestingly, the only Gallinago species endemic to Finland is not called kurppa, but taivaanvuohi.


Inflection of kurppa (Kotus type 10/koira, pp-p gradation)
nominative kurppa kurpat
genitive kurpan kurppien
partitive kurppaa kurppia
illative kurppaan kurppiin
singular plural
nominative kurppa kurpat
accusative nom. kurppa kurpat
gen. kurpan
genitive kurpan kurppien
partitive kurppaa kurppia
inessive kurpassa kurpissa
elative kurpasta kurpista
illative kurppaan kurppiin
adessive kurpalla kurpilla
ablative kurpalta kurpilta
allative kurpalle kurpille
essive kurppana kurppina
translative kurpaksi kurpiksi
instructive kurpin
abessive kurpatta kurpitta
comitative kurppineen


birds of the genus Gallinago:

Related terms[edit]

birds in other genera: