The Alternative Finnish Dictionary: ahven

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Entry definition

ahven etymology From Proto-Finnic *ahven. pronunciation
  • [ˈɑxʋen]
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noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. European perch, Perca fluviatilis.
  2. perch any fish in the genus Perca
  3. (in plural) Percidae taxonomic family in the order Perciformes
  4. (colloquial, in compounds) bass
  5. (in compounds) perciform; short for ahvenkala, see e.g. seeprakirjoahven
Synonyms: (Perca fluviatilis) ahvena (dialectal), kyrmyniska, (euphemism), (bass) bassi

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