kirota

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Finnish[edit]

(index ki)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *kira and verbal suffix -ta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ki‧ro‧ta
  • Rhymes: virota
  • IPA(key): /ˈkirotɑ(ʔ)/

Verb[edit]

kirota

  1. (intransitive) To curse, swear, damn.
  2. (transitive, + genitive-accusative) To curse someone, cast a spell over someone/something, enchant someone (negatively).

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The frequentative verb kiroilla is used when the cursing lasts longer, is continuous, is temporally more or less indefinite or the cursing is a habit. On the other hand, kirota is used, for example, when a person says one or a few naughty words in a particular situation. The difference can sometimes be translated in English by using the continuous aspect.

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