hotkia

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Finnish[edit]

(index ho)

Etymology[edit]

Frequentative aspect of a non-existent *hotkata, from which the momentane hotkaista is also derived.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈho̞t̪ki.ɑˣ]
  • Rhymes: -otkia
  • Hyphenation: hot‧ki‧a

Verb[edit]

hotkia

  1. (transitive) To wolf down, eat quickly, gulp, gobble, hog, gorge oneself on, stuff oneself with (without regard for table manners).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Being a momentane verb, hotkaista is used when the amount of the food to be wolfed down is confined or the moment of eating is transient, whereas hotkia is used when the duration of the eating is longer, more continuous or more or less indefinite. The difference can sometimes be translated in English by using the continuous tense.
    • Pekka hotki omenia, kun minä tulin kotiin.
      Pekka was gorging himself on apples when I came home.
    • Pekka hotkaisi omenan ja juoksi ovesta ulos.
      Pekka wolfed the apple down and ran out the door.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (to wolf down, etc. — with the act being continuous) ahmia, ahnehtia

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