äijä

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original constructed form is *äje ("great, father"). Cognates with slightly differing meanings in several related languages: Sami áddjá (old male relative), Udmurt ajy (ajy, father, male), Karelian äijä (a lot, great, tall, many), Ludic and Veps äi (a lot).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈæijːæ]
  • Hyphenation: äi‧jä

Noun[edit]

äijä

  1. An old man; geezer, gaffer.
  2. (slang) A real man, tough guy.
  3. player character in videogames

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References[edit]

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