luoda

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Finnish[edit]

(index lu)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *loodak, from Proto-Uralic *loŋe- (to throw, push away)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: luo‧da
  • Rhymes: -uodɑ
  • IPA(key): /ˈluɔdɑ(ʔ)/

Verb[edit]

luoda

  1. (transitive) To create.
    Alussa Jumala loi taivaan ja maan.
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen. 1:1)
  2. (transitive) luoda lunta: To shovel snow.
  3. (transitive) To shed.
    Lamppu luo sinistä valoa.
    The lamp sheds a blue light.
  4. To exuviate, slough, molt (to shed or cast off a covering, especially a skin); used always with an object that reveals what is being exuviated.
    Käärme alkoi luoda nahkaansa.
    The snake began to exuviate its old skin.
    Kun hummeri kasvaa, se luo kuorensa.
    As it grows, a lobster will exuviate.

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