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Northern Sami[edit]


(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish loppu.


  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈloɑ̯hːpa/



  1. end
  2. ending
  3. finish


Even a-stem, hpp-hp gradation
Nominative loahppa
Genitive loahpa
Singular Plural
Nominative loahppa loahpat
Accusative loahpa loahpaid
Genitive loahpa loahpaid
Illative lōhppii loahpaide
Locative loahpas loahpain
Comitative loahpain loahpaiguin
Essive loahppan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person loahppan loahppame loahppamet
2nd person loahppat loahppade loahppadet
3rd person loahppas loahppaska loahppaset

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland