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Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in words with back vowel harmony) -a

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally the so-called weak suffixal gradation form of the partitive suffix. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Suffix[edit]

(in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. (case suffix) Forms the partitive case of nouns, adjectives and some pronouns.
    • metsä + = metsää the forest (object)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix is used after a short vowel or the plural marker -j-.

Etymology 2[edit]

This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Suffix[edit]

(in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. (case suffix) Forms the first infinitive case of verbs.

See also[edit]