kaksinen

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Finnish[edit]

(index ka)

Etymology[edit]

  • From the cardinal number kaksi. Originally used for classification of fields for a land reform ("isojako", Swedish: "storskiftet"): a kaksinen field gave two seeds crop for one seed planted, thus it was not very good. A field that was not even "kaksinen" was indeed not good. "Ei kovin kaksinen" (not very kaksinen), the form usually used, is a field that is barely kaksinen, thus barely worth sowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kak‧si‧nen
  • IPA(key): [ˈkɑksinen]

Adjective[edit]

kaksinen (not compared)

  1. (idiomatic, used always with a negation verb and very often with the adverb kovin) Not too hot, nothing to write home about.
    Elokuva ei ollut kovin kaksinen.
    The movie wasn't too hot.

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