oravannahka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Genitive of oravan ‎(squirrel's) + nahka ‎(skin)

Noun[edit]

oravannahka

  1. A squirrel fur.
  2. (colloquial) money.
  3. (heraldry) vair

Declension[edit]

Inflection of oravannahka (Kotus type 9/kala, k- gradation)
nominative oravannahka oravannahat
genitive oravannahan oravannahkojen
partitive oravannahkaa oravannahkoja
illative oravannahkaan oravannahkoihin
singular plural
nominative oravannahka oravannahat
accusative nom.? oravannahka oravannahat
gen. oravannahan
genitive oravannahan oravannahkojen
oravannahkainrare
partitive oravannahkaa oravannahkoja
inessive oravannahassa oravannahoissa
elative oravannahasta oravannahoista
illative oravannahkaan oravannahkoihin
adessive oravannahalla oravannahoilla
ablative oravannahalta oravannahoilta
allative oravannahalle oravannahoille
essive oravannahkana oravannahkoina
translative oravannahaksi oravannahoiksi
instructive oravannahoin
abessive oravannahatta oravannahoitta
comitative oravannahkoineen

Usage notes[edit]

Squirrel was earlier an important fur animal in Finland, and its furs served also as means of exchange. The original meaning of the Finnish word raha ("money") is "squirrel skin".

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