varvas

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *varbas, possibly derived from varb (thin stick). Cognate to Finnish varvas, Ludian barbaz and Livonian vārbaz.

Noun[edit]

varvas (genitive varba, partitive varvast)

  1. toe

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

varvas

  1. inessive singular of varb

Finnish[edit]

(index va)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *varbas, possibly from varpa (twig), which is also the origin of varpu. Estonian and Karelian languages have the exact same word. Cognates include Ingrian varvaz, Veps barbas, Votic varvaz and Livonian varbāz.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑrʋɑs/, [ˈʋɑrʋɑs̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrʋɑs
  • Syllabification: var‧vas

Noun[edit]

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varvas

  1. toe

Declension[edit]

Inflection of varvas (Kotus type 41/vieras, p-v gradation)
nominative varvas varpaat
genitive varpaan varpaiden
varpaitten
partitive varvasta varpaita
illative varpaaseen varpaisiin
singular plural
nominative varvas varpaat
accusative nom. varvas varpaat
gen. varpaan
genitive varpaan varpaiden
varpaitten
partitive varvasta varpaita
inessive varpaassa varpaissa
elative varpaasta varpaista
illative varpaaseen varpaisiin
varpaihinrare
adessive varpaalla varpailla
ablative varpaalta varpailta
allative varpaalle varpaille
essive varpaana varpaina
translative varpaaksi varpaiksi
instructive varpain
abessive varpaatta varpaitta
comitative varpaineen
Possessive forms of varvas (type vieras)
possessor singular plural
1st person varpaani varpaamme
2nd person varpaasi varpaanne
3rd person varpaansa

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN