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Etymology 1

Verb

selvitä (stem selvi-*)

  1. (intransitive) To become clear (in a concrete sense).
    Vesi selviää.
    The water becomes clearer.
  2. (intransitive) To be solved.
    Ongelma selvisi (itsestään).
    The problem solved itself.
  3. (intransitive) To cope, survive.
    Selviän kyllä tästä.
    I'll cope with this.
  4. (intransitive) To escape from an unwanted situation.
    Hän selvisi täpärästi onnettomuudesta.
    She escaped narrowly from the accident.
  5. (intransitive) To sober up (to return from the state of intoxication).
    Hän näyttää selviävän.
    He seems to sober up.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Verb

selvitä

  1. Indicative present connegative form of selvittää.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of selvittää.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of selvittää.

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