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maa (earth, ground, soil) +‎ orava (squirrel)



  1. chipmunk (rodent of the genus Tamias in the family Sciuridae, the squirrel family)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The English term ground squirrel, together with a modifier, may refer to a number of both Old and New World genera in the family Sciuridae. It's used without a modifier of the genus Spermophilus, the individual species of which are called siiseli or suslikki in Finnish.


Inflection of maaorava (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative maaorava maaoravat
genitive maaoravan maaoravien
partitive maaoravaa maaoravia
illative maaoravaan maaoraviin
singular plural
nominative maaorava maaoravat
accusative nom. maaorava maaoravat
gen. maaoravan
genitive maaoravan maaoravien
partitive maaoravaa maaoravia
inessive maaoravassa maaoravissa
elative maaoravasta maaoravista
illative maaoravaan maaoraviin
adessive maaoravalla maaoravilla
ablative maaoravalta maaoravilta
allative maaoravalle maaoraville
essive maaoravana maaoravina
translative maaoravaksi maaoraviksi
instructive maaoravin
abessive maaoravatta maaoravitta
comitative maaoravineen
Possessive forms of maaorava (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person maaoravani maaoravamme
2nd person maaoravasi maaoravanne
3rd person maaoravansa


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