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Kappa

Kappa

See also: kappa, kapa, kápa, käppä, kåpa, and κάπα

German

Noun

Kappa n (genitive Kappa or Kappas, plural Kappas)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Declension

kappa

kappa

See also: Kappa, käppä, kapa, kápa, kåpa, and κάπα

English

Ancient Greek Alphabet

iota

lambda
Κ κ
Ancient Greek: κάππα
Wikipedia article on kappa

Noun

kappa (plural kappas)

  1. The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Japanese 河童 (kappa, water imp).

Noun

kappa (plural kappas)

  1. (mythology) A tortoise-like creature in the Japanese mythology.
Translations

Catalan

Noun

kappa f (plural kappes)

  1. Kappa; the Greek letter Κ (lowercase κ).

Czech

Noun

kappa n

  1. kappa

Synonyms


Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑpːɑ/
  • Hyphenation: kap‧pa

Declension

Inflection of kappa (Kotus type 9/kala, pp-p gradation)
nominative kappa kapat
genitive kapan kappojen
partitive kappaa kappoja
illative kappaan kappoihin
singular plural
nominative kappa kapat
accusative nom. kappa kapat
gen. kapan
genitive kapan kappojen
kappainrare
partitive kappaa kappoja
inessive kapassa kapoissa
elative kapasta kapoista
illative kappaan kappoihin
adessive kapalla kapoilla
ablative kapalta kapoilta
allative kapalle kapoille
essive kappana kappoina
translative kapaksi kapoiksi
instructive kapoin
abessive kapatta kapoitta
comitative kappoineen

Etymology 1

< Swedish kappe (old measure of volume equal to 4.58 liters). Cognates include Estonian kapp, German Kapp.

Noun

kappa

  1. An old unit of measure for volume of dry things, still used for potatoes in market squares. A modern kappa is equal to 5 liters (iso kappa), or 2 liters (pikku kappa), but during the period of autonomy under Russia it was 1/30 of tynnyri (barrel) or 5.4961 liters, and before that under the Swedish rule it was 1/32 of tynnyri or 4.58 liters. A further complication is that Swedish and Russian barrels were not of equal size.

Etymology 2

From Swedish kappa, from Medieval Latin cappa.

Noun

kappa

  1. pelmet
  2. women's overcoat

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Greek letter
Κκ Previous: ioota
Next: lambda

Noun

kappa

  1. kappa (tenth letter of Greek alphabet)

Etymology 4

From Japanese かっぱ.

Noun

kappa

  1. (mythology) kappa (mythical creature)

References

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004-2005). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. Juva: WSOY. ISBN 951-0-27108-X.

French

Noun

kappa m (plural kappa)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Hungarian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒpːɒ]
  • Hyphenation: kap‧pa

Noun

kappa (plural kappák)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kappa kappák
accusative kappát kappákat
dative kappának kappáknak
instrumental kappával kappákkal
causal-final kappáért kappákért
translative kappává kappákká
terminative kappáig kappákig
essive-formal kappaként kappákként
essive-modal
inessive kappában kappákban
superessive kappán kappákon
adessive kappánál kappáknál
illative kappába kappákba
sublative kappára kappákra
allative kappához kappákhoz
elative kappából kappákból
delative kappáról kappákról
ablative kappától kappáktól
Possessive forms of kappa
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kappám kappáim
2nd person sing. kappád kappáid
3rd person sing. kappája kappái
1st person plural kappánk kappáink
2nd person plural kappátok kappáitok
3rd person plural kappájuk kappáik

Italian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkap.pa/, [ˈkäppä]
  • Rhymes: -appa
  • Hyphenation: kàp‧pa
  • Homophone: cappa

Noun

kappa m, f (invariable)

  1. kappa (Greek letter)
  2. kay, the letter K

Japanese

Romanization

kappa

  1. rōmaji reading of かっぱ

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

kappa m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of kappe

Spanish

Noun

kappa f (plural kappas)

  1. kappa; the Greek letter Κ, κ

Synonyms


Swedish

Etymology 1

From Medieval Latin cappa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaˌpːa/

Noun

kappa c

  1. pelmet
  2. women's overcoat
Declension
Inflection of kappa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kappa kappan kappor kapporna
Genitive kappas kappans kappors kappornas

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa).

Noun

kappa n

  1. kappa (Greek letter)
Declension