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vapaa

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Finnish

Etymology 1

From Slavonic *svaba, compare svoboda.

Pronunciation

Adjective

vapaa (comparative vapaampi, superlative vapain)

  1. free (not imprisoned or enslaved).
    • vapaa mies
      • a free man
  2. Free (unconstrained)
    • Hänelle annettiin vapaat kädet tehdä, mitä hän haluaa.
      • He was given free rein to do whatever he wanted.
  3. Free (released)
    • Päästimme kanin vapaaksi.
      • We set the rabbit free.
  4. Free (without obligations) or spare (not filled with activity or work).
    • vapaa-aika
      • free time
  5. Not taken by anybody, vacant.
    • Istuin on vapaa.
      • The seat is vacant.
  6. unmarried, single.
  7. free-range (of, pertaining to, or produced by animals that are allowed to roam freely, rather than being confined indoors).
    • vapaan kanan muna = a free-range egg
Declension
Derived terms

Noun

vapaa

  1. leave (from work, etc.)
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

vapaa

  1. Partitive singular form of vapa.

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