rahvas

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *rahvas, from Proto-Germanic *þrawwaz (full-grown).

Noun[edit]

rahvas (genitive rahva, partitive rahvast)

  1. people

Declension[edit]

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Finnish[edit]

(index ra)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *rahvas, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *þrawwaz (full-grown). The other loan variant raavas has remained closer to the original meaning. (Compare the sense development in väki.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑhʋɑs/, [ˈrɑxʋɑs̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑhʋɑs
  • Syllabification: rah‧vas

Noun[edit]

rahvas

  1. (relatively derogatory) The peasantry, common/ordinary people/folks, lower-class people (often used of those people in the past, in distinction from the rich and/or influential proportion of a people), the riff-raff, proletariat, lumpenproletariat
  2. (playfully) people, folks

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rahvas (Kotus type 41/vieras, no gradation)
nominative rahvas rahvaat
genitive rahvaan rahvaiden
rahvaitten
partitive rahvasta rahvaita
illative rahvaaseen rahvaisiin
singular plural
nominative rahvas rahvaat
accusative nom. rahvas rahvaat
gen. rahvaan
genitive rahvaan rahvaiden
rahvaitten
partitive rahvasta rahvaita
inessive rahvaassa rahvaissa
elative rahvaasta rahvaista
illative rahvaaseen rahvaisiin
rahvaihinrare
adessive rahvaalla rahvailla
ablative rahvaalta rahvailta
allative rahvaalle rahvaille
essive rahvaana rahvaina
translative rahvaaksi rahvaiksi
instructive rahvain
abessive rahvaatta rahvaitta
comitative rahvaineen
Possessive forms of rahvas (type vieras)
possessor singular plural
1st person rahvaani rahvaamme
2nd person rahvaasi rahvaanne
3rd person rahvaansa

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Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *rahvas. Cognates include Finnish rahvas and Estonian rahvas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rahvas (genitive rahvahan, partitive rahvasta)

  1. people, folk

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • P. M. Zaykov (1999) Грамматика Карельского языка (фонетика и морфология) [Grammar of the Karelian language (phonetics and morphology)], →ISBN, page 18

Livvi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *rahvas. Cognates include Finnish rahvas and Estonian rahvas.

Noun[edit]

rahvas (genitive rahvahan, partitive rahvastu)

  1. people