Compound word: Life jacket, life vest.
Pelastusliivi appears in our example in its plural form, pelastusliivit. (In our example photo, the life vests are also children’s (”lasten.”)
Pelastus is a noun that means ”rescue,” ”redemption” or ”salvation.”
Liivi is a noun that means ”vest” or a ”waistcoat.” In the plural (liivit) it can mean ”bra” or ”brassiere” as a shortened form of rintaliivit. The plural can also be the shortened form of any type of vest.
Other words with liivi:
- luotiliivi – bulletproof vest
- turvaliivi – safety vest