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oppi +‎ arvo. Coined by Finnish journalist and lecturer Rietrik Polén.


  • IPA(key): /ˈopːiˌɑrʋo/, [ˈo̞pːiˌɑrʋo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrʋo
  • Syllabification: op‧pi‧ar‧vo



  1. A degree, as an award bestowed by a university or a college as an indication of academic achievement (an honorary degree is referred to as arvo).

Usage notes[edit]

In everyday usage tutkinto is normally used instead of oppiarvo. For practical purposes the difference is insignificant, since obtaining an oppiarvo is the direct result of accomplishing everything that is required for a tutkinto.


Inflection of oppiarvo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative oppiarvo oppiarvot
genitive oppiarvon oppiarvojen
partitive oppiarvoa oppiarvoja
illative oppiarvoon oppiarvoihin
singular plural
nominative oppiarvo oppiarvot
accusative nom. oppiarvo oppiarvot
gen. oppiarvon
genitive oppiarvon oppiarvojen
partitive oppiarvoa oppiarvoja
inessive oppiarvossa oppiarvoissa
elative oppiarvosta oppiarvoista
illative oppiarvoon oppiarvoihin
adessive oppiarvolla oppiarvoilla
ablative oppiarvolta oppiarvoilta
allative oppiarvolle oppiarvoille
essive oppiarvona oppiarvoina
translative oppiarvoksi oppiarvoiksi
instructive oppiarvoin
abessive oppiarvotta oppiarvoitta
comitative oppiarvoineen
Possessive forms of oppiarvo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person oppiarvoni oppiarvomme
2nd person oppiarvosi oppiarvonne
3rd person oppiarvonsa

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