pituus

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Derived by the suffix -uus from the root *pite- (see Proto-Uralic *pidi) on which pitkä is also based on.

Noun[edit]

pituus

  1. length
  2. in combination with itäinen (eastern) or läntinen (western): longitude (angular distance east or west from Greenwich meridian)
    Sijaintimme on 21 astetta itäistä pituutta, 60 astetta pohjoista leveyttä.
    Our longitude is 21 degrees east and latitude 60 degrees north.
  3. height (vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person)
    Pituuteni on 175 senttimetriä.
    My height is 175 centimeters.

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