aristella

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Finnish[edit]

(index ar)

Etymology[edit]

Frequentative aspect of the verb aristaa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧ris‧tel‧la
  • IPA(key): [ˈɑristelːɑ(ʔ)]

Verb[edit]

aristella

  1. (transitive, + partitive) to be very careful with, handle very carefully (in a continuous manner).
  2. aristella silmiänsä: to be careful with one's eyes (e.g. to protect them from sunlight etc.).
  3. (intransitive) to be shy, be bashful, be timid

Usage notes[edit]

  • (to be shy/timid/bashful) Aristaa and aristella, which is a frequentative derived from aristaa, are very close in meaning and they can quite freely be used as synonyms, although aristaa tends to refer to the lasting feature of timidity and aristella tends to refer to a single moment where someone is shy.

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