aikainen

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Etymology[edit]

aika (time) +‎ -inen

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  • Hyphenation: ai‧kai‧nen
  • IPA(key): [ˈɑikɑinen]

Adjective[edit]

aikainen (comparative aikaisempi, superlative aikaisin)

  1. early
    Aikainen lintu madon nappaa.
    An early bird catches the worm.
    On kovin aikaista.
    It's quite early.
  2. genitive + ~ ; taking place during
    ruokailun aikainen välikohtaus
    an incident that took place during a meal
    Raskauden aikaista tupakointia tulee välttää.
    One shall avoid smoking during pregnancy.
  3. genitive + ~ ; from the times of
    Tämä viinipullo on Napoleonin aikainen.
    This bottle of wine is from the times of Napoleon.

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