poikki

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See also: poikki-

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally shorter form for poikitse, prolative case of the stem poikki-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: poik‧ki

Adverb[edit]

poikki

  1. broken into two or more pieces:
    Onko sinulla luita poikki?
    Do you have broken bones?
  2. with a verb describing the means of breaking into two or more pieces; off:
    leikata, sahata, vääntää tai purra poikki = to cut, saw, twist or bite off
  3. (colloquial) exhausted, beat, dead tired:
    Olen aivan poikki.
    I'm dead tired.

Postposition[edit]

poikki (+ genitive)

  1. across, through
    Pallo vieri tien poikki.
    The ball rolled across the street.

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (by, past) läpi
  • (by, past) poikitse (rare or archaic, poetic; dialectal)

Related terms[edit]