ihminen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Earlier spelling was inhiminen, compare inhimillinen. Possibly ihme plus -inen.

Unknown origin, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ǵnh₁- "kin", (see laryngeal theory). Cognate to Estonian inimene and Karelian ihmini, old Finnish inehmo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈiçmine̞n]
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  • Hyphenation: ih‧mi‧nen
  • Rhymes: -inen

Noun[edit]

ihminen

  1. A human being.
  2. A person.
  3. As a former part of compound (as the stem ihmis-) signifying human.

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