lahja

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *laiha, of Baltic origin; compare Lithuanian liesas and Latvian liess. Cognate to Finnish laiha.

Adjective[edit]

lahja (genitive lahja, partitive lahjat, comparative lahjem, superlative kõige lahjem)

  1. lean, thin, skinny
  2. lean, low-fat
    ~ liha : lean meat
  3. lean, poor, thin (short of some essential element)
    ~ kohv : thin coffee
    ~ maa : lean soil, poor soil
  4. (of a color) pale
    ~ sinine : pale blue
  5. (figuratively) lean
    Parem lahja rahu kui rasvane riid.
    Better a lean accord than a fat quarrel.

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Finnish[edit]

(index la)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lahja, from a Germanic language, compare Proto-Germanic *blahjōn (sheet, cloth), Icelandic blæja (veil). Cognates include Votic lahja (wedding gift).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑhjɑ/, [ˈlɑxjɑ]

Noun[edit]

lahja

  1. present, gift
  2. (figuratively) talent, gift

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lahja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative lahja lahjat
genitive lahjan lahjojen
partitive lahjaa lahjoja
illative lahjaan lahjoihin
singular plural
nominative lahja lahjat
accusative nom. lahja lahjat
gen. lahjan
genitive lahjan lahjojen
lahjainrare
partitive lahjaa lahjoja
inessive lahjassa lahjoissa
elative lahjasta lahjoista
illative lahjaan lahjoihin
adessive lahjalla lahjoilla
ablative lahjalta lahjoilta
allative lahjalle lahjoille
essive lahjana lahjoina
translative lahjaksi lahjoiksi
instructive lahjoin
abessive lahjatta lahjoitta
comitative lahjoineen
Possessive forms of lahja (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person lahjani lahjamme
2nd person lahjasi lahjanne
3rd person lahjansa

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Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lahja (genitive lahjaa, partitive [please provide])

  1. wedding gift
  2. gift
  3. sacrifice

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References[edit]

  • "lahja" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat