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Wiktionary

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Finnish

(index so)

Etymology

Derived from the old sopa, which in a 1787 dictionary stood for "a suit or piece of clothing". Cognates include Karelian sopie, Ludic and Estonian sobida, and Votic sopia.[1]

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈso̞pi.ɑˣ]
  • Hyphenation: so‧pi‧a

Verb

sopia

  1. To fit.
    Nämä housut sopivat minulle täydellisesti.
    These pants fit me perfectly.
  2. To suit, to be suitable.
    Tämä viini sopii aperitiiviksi.
    This wine is suitable as an apéritif.
  3. To make an agreement.
    USA ja Kirgisia sopivat tukikohdasta.
    USA and Kyrgyzstan made an agreement on the military base.
    Naapurukset sopivat kiistansa.
    The neighbors settled their dispute.

Conjugation

Derived terms

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004). Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja. WSOY. ISBN 951-0-27108-X.

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