smávis

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *smāvēs.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

smávis (comparative smávit or smávvát or smávvásit, superlative smávimus or smávvámus or smávváseamos)

  1. small

Inflection[edit]

Odd, vv-v gradation
Attributive smávva
Nominative smávis
Genitive smávvása
Attributive smávva
Singular Plural
Nominative smávis smávvásat
Accusative smávvása smávvásiid
Genitive smávvása smávvásiid
Illative smávvásii smávvásiidda
Locative smávvásis smávvásiin
Comitative smávvásiin smávvásiiguin
Essive smávisin
Contracted i-stem, vˈv-v gradation
Attributive smávva
Nominative smávis
Genitive smávˈvá
Attributive smávva
Singular Plural
Nominative smávis smávˈvát
Accusative smávˈvá smávˈváid
Genitive smávˈvá smávˈváid
Illative smávˈvái smávˈváide
Locative smávˈvás smávˈváin
Comitative smávˈváin smávˈváiguin
Essive smávisin

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland