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From Proto-Finnic *malja (compare Karelian malja, Ludian mall', Veps mal), possibly borrowed from Proto-Norse [script needed] (*mālia-) (compare Old Norse mǽlir).


  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑljɑ/, [ˈmɑljɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑljɑ
  • Syllabification: mal‧ja



  1. goblet, cup, chalice (drinking vessel with a foot and stem)
    Sinä valmistat minulle pöydän minun vihollisteni silmien eteen. Sinä voitelet minun pääni öljyllä; minun maljani on ylitsevuotavainen. (Psalmit 23:5)
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (Psalms 23:5, KJV)
  2. bowl (hemispherical container, particularly a tall bowl)
  3. cup (type of trophy)
  4. cup (tarot suit)
  5. cup (that which is to be received or endured)
  6. a serving of (usually) alcoholic drink, especially when drunk for friendship or someone's health
    juoda jonkun maljato pledge
    Haluaisitteko juoda maljani, herra?
    Will you be so good as to pledge me, sir?
  7. font; chiefly in kastemalja (baptismal font)


Inflection of malja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative malja maljat
genitive maljan maljojen
partitive maljaa maljoja
illative maljaan maljoihin
singular plural
nominative malja maljat
accusative nom. malja maljat
gen. maljan
genitive maljan maljojen
partitive maljaa maljoja
inessive maljassa maljoissa
elative maljasta maljoista
illative maljaan maljoihin
adessive maljalla maljoilla
ablative maljalta maljoilta
allative maljalle maljoille
essive maljana maljoina
translative maljaksi maljoiksi
instructive maljoin
abessive maljatta maljoitta
comitative maljoineen
Possessive forms of malja (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person maljani maljamme
2nd person maljasi maljanne
3rd person maljansa



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