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(index va)


From Proto-Finnic *varci. Cognate with Estonian vars.


  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑrsi/
  • Hyphenation: var‧si



  1. stalk (of a plant)
  2. handle of some tools; chiefly a longitudal one, like one of an axe or hammer, but not that of a knife
  3. arm; any structure that resembles a human arm
  4. shaft of a boot
  5. leg of a sock
  6. stem of a tobacco pipe or a musical note
  7. (technology, in compounds) rod
  8. (in compounds) used for various parts of a human body; primarily of appendages
  9. figure, the human body when discussed from a structural point of view
  10. (in compounds) side (an area considered to be close to a waterway or a traffic route)
    tienvarsiside of the road
    joenvarsiside of the river
  11. (in locational cases) used like a postposition to refer to passing of time or a journey, along, during or in the course of; see: varressa, varresta, varteen, varrella, varrelta, varrelle
    matkan varrella = along the road
    pitkän elämäni varrella = during my long life
    vuosien varrella = in the course of many years
  12. (in compounds) indicates that the object is equipped with a stalk, an arm or similar
    varsieväinen, varsijousi, varsiluuta


Inflection of varsi (Kotus type 28/kynsi, rt-rr gradation)
nominative varsi varret
genitive varren varsien
partitive vartta varsia
illative varteen varsiin
singular plural
nominative varsi varret
accusative nom. varsi varret
gen. varren
genitive varren varsien
partitive vartta varsia
inessive varressa varsissa
elative varresta varsista
illative varteen varsiin
adessive varrella varsilla
ablative varrelta varsilta
allative varrelle varsille
essive vartena varsina
translative varreksi varsiksi
instructive varsin
abessive varretta varsitta
comitative varsineen


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human body

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