alku

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb alkaa (to begin) +‎ -u.

Noun[edit]

alku

  1. A start, beginning, inception, incipience.
  2. When used as modifier in compound terms, first, prime, primeval, primordial etc.
    • elämän alkumuodot = primeval forms of life

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Ugric *alɜ- (add, fasten to, fit).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒlku/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧ku

Noun[edit]

alku (plural alkuk)

  1. bargain, deal
    áll az alku! - it's a deal!
  2. negotiation, bargaining

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #1721 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.