niibi

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *nijpē.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈnijːpiː/

Noun[edit]

niibi

  1. knife

Inflection[edit]

Even i-stem, ib-ibb gradation
Nominative niibi
Genitive niibbi
niibbẹ
Singular Plural
Nominative niibi niibbit
Accusative niibbi niibbiid
Genitive niibbi
niibbẹ
niibbiid
Illative niibái niibbiide
Locative niibbis niibbiin
Comitative niibbiin niibbiiguin
Essive niibin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person niibán niibáme niibámet
2nd person niibát niibáde niibádet
3rd person niibis niibiska niibiset

Further reading[edit]

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