kuningas

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kuningaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuningas (genitive kuninga, partitive kuningat)

  1. king
  2. king (chess)

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *kuninkas, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz. As Finnish seems to be a very conservative language (i.e., it usually retains the basic structure of the language it had borrowed from), the Finnish word shows how a masculine noun looked like in the Common Germanic language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkuniŋːɑs]
  • Hyphenation: ku‧nin‧gas

Noun[edit]

kuningas

  1. king
    • 1967, Helge Pohjolan-Pirhonen, Kansakunnan Historia, volume 2: “Kansakunta etsii itseään: 1772–1808” (W. Söderström), page 70
      Tällainen epämiellyttävien totuuksien lausuja alkoi käydä epämukavaksi kuninkaan palvontaan omistautuneessa hovimaailmassa.
      This kind of utterer of unpleasant truths started to become inconvenient for a court devoted to basileiolatry.
  2. (chess, card games) king
    patakuningas = king of spades

Declension[edit]

Note also the literary genitive plural form kuningasten.

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