rouva

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse frouva, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ (compare Old High German frouwa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrou̯ʋɑ/, [ˈro̞u̯ʋ(ː)ɑ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ouʋɑ
  • Syllabification: rou‧va

Noun[edit]

rouva

  1. lady
  2. madam

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rouva (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative rouva rouvat
genitive rouvan rouvien
partitive rouvaa rouvia
illative rouvaan rouviin
singular plural
nominative rouva rouvat
accusative nom. rouva rouvat
gen. rouvan
genitive rouvan rouvien
rouvainrare
partitive rouvaa rouvia
inessive rouvassa rouvissa
elative rouvasta rouvista
illative rouvaan rouviin
adessive rouvalla rouvilla
ablative rouvalta rouvilta
allative rouvalle rouville
essive rouvana rouvina
translative rouvaksi rouviksi
instructive rouvin
abessive rouvatta rouvitta
comitative rouvineen
Possessive forms of rouva (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person rouvani rouvamme
2nd person rouvasi rouvanne
3rd person rouvansa

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