puolinen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

puoli (half, side) >

Noun[edit]

puolinen

  1. (archaic) lunch (meal eaten at about midday)

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Adjective[edit]

puolinen  (comparative puolisempi, superlative puolisin)

  1. Of location; being on a defined side of something, or closer to something; no exact English equivalent.
    Joen puolinen talo on minun.
    The house closer to the river is mine.
    Ruotsissa oli ennen vasemmanpuolinen liikenne.
    Sweden used to have left-hand traffic.
  2. -sided, -faceted
    Tuo on hyvin yksipuolinen näkemys.
    That's a very one-sided opinion.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is always used with an attribute which defines the direction. Some common combinations are usually written as compound terms.
  • In the sense "-sided, -faceted" there are only compound terms.
  • The comparative is seldom used in location sense, except in the compound terms. Instead, the comparative tends to be formed with the parallel term puoleinen.

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