ottaa

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Finnish[edit]

(index ot)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *vottadak.

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ottaa

  1. (transitive) To take; to deprive of, bereave of.
    Ota lasi pöydältä.
    Take the glass from the table.
    Hallitus otti meiltä kaikki vapaudet.
    The government deprived us of all the liberties.
  2. (transitive, periphrase) To drink (alcohol), take (medicine).
    Oletko ottanut jotakin?
    Have you been drinking/taking something?
  3. (intransitive + illative) To touch, reach down/up to, hang down to.
    Hame ottaa lattiaan.
    The skirt hangs down to the floor.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (to deprive, bereave) The thing someone is bereaved of is the direct object of the verb and the person bereaved is in the ablative case.

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