neljä

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Finnish[edit]

(index ne)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *neljä, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *ńeljä. Cognates include Estonian neli, Northern Sami njeallje, and Hungarian négy.

Numeral[edit]

Finnish cardinal numbers
3 4 5
    Cardinal : neljä
    Ordinal : neljäs
    Adverbial : neljästi
    Multiplier : nelinkertainen
Finnish Wikipedia article on neljä

neljä

  1. four

Usage notes[edit]

  • See Appendix:Finnish numbers.
  • The instructive plural nelin is more common than neljin and it is used e.g. in the phrase nelin kontin, "on all fours" and in the structure nelin verroin + comparative of an adjective, e.g. nelin verroin parempi, "four times as good".

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