ahmia

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Continuative aspect of the non-existent verb *ahmata, from which also ahmaista is derived.

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Verb[edit]

ahmia

  1. (transitive) To wolf down, eat quickly, gulp, gobble, hog, stuff oneself with (without regard for table manners).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Being a momentane verb, ahmaista is used when the amount of the food to be wolfed down is confined or the moment of eating is transient, whereas the frequentative ahmia is used when the duration of the eating is longer, more continuous or more or less indefinite. The difference can sometimes be translated in English by using the continuous tense.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (to wolf down, etc. — with the act being continuous) hotkia, ahnehtia

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