pohja

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: poh‧ja
  • IPA(key): /ˈpohjɑ/

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *pohja, from Proto-Finno-Saamic *pošja, whence also North Saami boaššu ‎(back part of a house or tent) and Estonian põhi. Doublet of posio.

Noun[edit]

pohja

  1. bottom (lowest part of anything, especially of a container)
  2. fundament (underlying basis or principle)
  3. layout (spatial arrangement of a building or flat)
  4. (archaic, poetic) north; also with capital initial
    Pohjantähti = North Star
    Pohjanlahti = Gulf of Bothnia
    pohjanlepakko = northern bat
    pohjan poika = a son of the north

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pohja (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative pohja pohjat
genitive pohjan pohjien
partitive pohjaa pohjia
illative pohjaan pohjiin
singular plural
nominative pohja pohjat
accusative nom. pohja pohjat
gen. pohjan
genitive pohjan pohjien
pohjainrare
partitive pohjaa pohjia
inessive pohjassa pohjissa
elative pohjasta pohjista
illative pohjaan pohjiin
adessive pohjalla pohjilla
ablative pohjalta pohjilta
allative pohjalle pohjille
essive pohjana pohjina
translative pohjaksi pohjiksi
instructive pohjin
abessive pohjatta pohjitta
comitative pohjineen

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