henkiä

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Finnish[edit]

(index he)

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  • IPA(key): [ˈhe̞ŋki.æˣ]
  • Hyphenation: hen‧ki‧ä

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Noun[edit]

henkiä

  1. Partitive plural form of henki.

Etymology 2[edit]

Originally the frequentative aspect of the non-existent *hengätä, from which the third-person singular and plural forms (henkää, henkäävät, henkäsi, henkäsivät etc.) are used and from which the momentane aspects henkäistä and henkäistä are also derived.

Verb[edit]

henkiä

  1. (transitive + partitive) To exude, radiate, bubble with, sparkle with, overflow with.
    Mainos henkii nykyaikaa.
    The commercial exudes modern times.
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