estää

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear; possibly from e- (not) +‎ -stää (for an original sense of "to make not be, to make cease"), or esi- (fore) +‎ -tää (for an original sense of "to block by putting something in front"). Cognate with Karelian esteä.

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  • Hyphenation: es‧tää
  • Rhymes: kestää

Verb[edit]

estää

  1. (transitive) To prevent, forestall, preclude, avert.
  2. (transitive) To prevent, stop, keep, hinder someone (from doing something = 3rd infinitive in elative, -masta/-mästä).
  3. (transitive) To deter someone (from doing something = 3rd infinitive in elative, -masta/-mästä).

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