valge

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See also: valgė

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *valkeda, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *walke (light) or *wïlki (light). Cognates include Finnish valkea, Northern Sami vielgok, Udmurt -валь (-valʹ), and Hungarian világ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɑlɡ̊e/
  • Hyphenation: val‧ge

Adjective[edit]

valge (genitive valge, partitive valget, comparative valgem, superlative kõige valgem or valgeim)

  1. white (color)
    See piirkond on kuulus oma kaunite valgete liivarandade poolest.
    This area is famous for it's beautiful white sandy beaches.
  2. Bright of light, illuminated (and visible).
    Korter on hästi valge.
    The apartment is very bright.
    1. Covered in snow.
      Hommikul oli maa valge.
      The ground was covered in snow in the morning.
  3. Belonging to the Caucasian race, having light skin.
    Olgu su laps valge ja terve.
    May your child be white and healthy.

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Noun[edit]

valge (genitive valge, partitive valget)

  1. The color white.
    Põll on traditsiooniliselt valget värvi.
    The apron is traditionally colored white.
  2. Something colored in white.
    Pruut oli üleni valges.
    The bride was dressed in white.
  3. A person belonging to the Caucasian race, having light skin.
    Minuga saabus riiki ainult 4 valget.
    Only 4 white people arrived to the country with me.
  4. sunlight, illumination
    Suur valge väljas.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Synonym: valgus
  5. (colloquial) vodka
    Võtame pitsi valget.
    Let's take a shot of vodka.

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Colors in Estonian · värvid (layout · text)
     valge      hall      must
             punane; karmiinpunane              oranž; pruun              kollane; koorvalge, kreemikas, kreemjas
             laimiroheline, kollakasroheline              roheline              mündiroheline; tumeroheline
             tsüaansinine, rohekassinine; sinakasroheline, siniroheline              taevasinine, taevassinine              sinine
             lilla, violetne; potisinine, indigosinine              fuksia, magentapunane; lilla, purpurne, purpurpunane              roosa

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

valge

  1. vocative masculine singular of valgus