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hyvä

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Finnish

(index hy)

Etymology

From earlier *šeŋä. Cognates include Estonian hea and Veps hüvä, and possibly but uncertainly also Sami savvit and Hungarian igen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ['hyʋæ]
  • Rhymes: -yʋæ
  • Hyphenation: hy‧vä

Adjective

hyvä (comparative parempi, superlative paras, parhain or, literary, parahin)

  1. Good (all the meanings: inspiring positive reactions; morally good; good by one's skills).
  2. Desirable, advisable.

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References

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa: Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja, WSOY, 2005.

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