taiga

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See also: Taiga, taïga, and täiga

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian тайга́ (tajgá), from South Siberian Turkic (Altai region, for example the Altay or Shor language),[1] or alternatively Yakut тайга (tayga, untraversable forest).[2][3]

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Noun[edit]

taiga (plural taigas)

  1. A subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests situated south of the tundras and north of the steppes in the Northern Hemisphere.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 197:
      The mountains run from the Arctic Island of Novaya Zemlya southwards, dividing the endless wastes of the Siberian taiga and the steppes from the Russian platform in the west.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 871:
      Like the taiga, he was everywhere, and mysterious—a heroic being with unearthly gifts.
    • 2013 March 1, Nancy Langston, “Mining the Boreal North”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 98: 
      Reindeer are well suited to the taiga’s frigid winters. They can maintain a thermogradient between body core and the environment of up to 100 degrees, in part because of insulation provided by their fur, and in part because of counter-current vascular heat exchange systems in their legs and nasal passages.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "taiga." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2008.
  2. ^ “тайга” in Galina Cyganenko (1989), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], (2nd ed.), Kiev: Radyanska Shkola, page 418
  3. ^ Taiga in Bokmålsordboka

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

taiga

  1. taiga

Declension[edit]

Inflection of taiga (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative taiga taigat
genitive taigan taigojen
partitive taigaa taigoja
illative taigaan taigoihin
singular plural
nominative taiga taigat
accusative nom.? taiga taigat
gen. taigan
genitive taigan taigojen
taigainrare
partitive taigaa taigoja
inessive taigassa taigoissa
elative taigasta taigoista
illative taigaan taigoihin
adessive taigalla taigoilla
ablative taigalta taigoilta
allative taigalleˣ taigoilleˣ
essive taigana taigoina
translative taigaksi taigoiksi
instructive taigoin
abessive taigatta taigoitta
comitative taigoineen

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

taiga

  1. rōmaji reading of たいが
  2. rōmaji reading of タイガ

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

taiga f (4th declension)

  1. taiga
  2. boreal forest

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

taiga f (plural taigas)

  1. taiga (subarctic zone of coniferous forest)