-kertainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kerta +‎ -inen

Adjective[edit]

-kertainen  (not comparable)

  1. -tuple, -fold, "X times as big/many as", or number-specific words
    yksi (one) → yksinkertainen (single, simple)
    kaksi (two) → kaksinkertainen (double)
    kolme (three) → kolminkertainen (triple)
    neljä (four) → nelinkertainen (quadruple)
    viisi (five) → viisinkertainen (quintuple)
    kymmenen (ten) → kymmenkertainen (tenfold)
    sata (hundred) → satakertainen (hundredfold)
    Same applies to tuhat, miljoona / biljoona and miljardi / biljardi. For demonstration purposes, x- now stands for one of these numbers and stems:
    x- (thousand / million / billion / milliard / billiard ) → x-kertainen (thousand- / million- / billion- / milliard- / billiard-fold)
    nn-kertainen (n-tuple)
    moni (many) → moninkertainen (multiple)

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