puhemies

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Finnish[edit]

(index pu)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of puhe (speech) +‎ mies (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpuɦeˌmːies]
  • Hyphenation: pu‧he‧mies

Noun[edit]

puhemies

  1. A chairman or speaker; a title used of the chair of certain bodies instead of the more common puheenjohtaja.
    • eduskunnan puhemies = the speaker of the parliament
    • puhemies Mao = chairman Mao (Zedong of the Chinese Communist party)

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Usage notes[edit]

This word is a generic masculine; it is also used when referring to women.