sofa

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See also: Sofa, sofá, sofà, sófa, and sofā

English[edit]

A firm sofa
A soft sofa
A modern-style sofa
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French sofa, ultimately from Arabic صُفَّة(ṣuffa, a long seat made of stone or brick), from Aramaic צפא(ṣipā’, mat). The word may have entered European languages via Turkish or through the Moorish occupation of Iberia.

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Noun[edit]

sofa (plural sofas)

  1. (Middle East architecture, archaic) A raised area of a building's floor, usually covered with carpeting, used for sitting.
  2. (furniture) A upholstered seat with a raised back and one or two raised ends, long enough to comfortably accommodate two or more people.

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References[edit]

  • "sofa, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sofa c (singular definite sofaen, plural indefinite sofaer)

  1. sofa, couch, divan, settee

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French[edit]

sofa

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic صُفَّة(ṣuffa, a long seat made of stone or brick), from Aramaic צפא(ṣipā’, mat). The word may have entered French via Turkish sofa.

Note casually that Arabic itself uses كَنَبة(kanaba) for “sofa”, from French canapé.

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Noun[edit]

sofa m (plural sofas)

  1. couch; sofa

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sofa, from Proto-Germanic *swefaną.

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Verb[edit]

sofa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative svaf, third-person plural past indicative sváfum, supine sofið)

  1. (intransitive) to sleep
    Ekki vekja hana, hún er sofandi.
    Don't wake her up, she's sleeping.

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

sofa (plural sofas)

  1. (item of furniture) sofa

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sofa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ソファ

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English sofa.

Noun[edit]

sofa m (plural sofas)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) sofa

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sofa m (definite singular sofaen, indefinite plural sofaer, definite plural sofaene)

  1. sofa, couch

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

sofa m (definite singular sofaen, indefinite plural sofaer or sofaar, definite plural sofaene or sofaane)

  1. a sofa or couch

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sòfa f (Cyrillic spelling со̀фа)

  1. (Serbia) sofa

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian софа́ (sofá).

Noun[edit]

sofa

  1. sofa

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sofa
nominative sing. sofa
genitive sing. sofan
partitive sing. sofad
partitive plur. sofid
singular plural
nominative sofa sofad
accusative sofan sofad
genitive sofan sofiden
partitive sofad sofid
essive-instructive sofan sofin
translative sofaks sofikš
inessive sofas sofiš
elative sofaspäi sofišpäi
illative ? sofihe
adessive sofal sofil
ablative sofalpäi sofilpäi
allative sofale sofile
abessive sofata sofita
comitative sofanke sofidenke
prolative sofadme sofidme
approximative I sofanno sofidenno
approximative II sofannoks sofidennoks
egressive sofannopäi sofidennopäi
terminative I ? sofihesai
terminative II sofalesai sofilesai
terminative III sofassai
additive I ? sofihepäi
additive II sofalepäi sofilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “тахта”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika