pyytää

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Finnish[edit]

(index py)

Etymology[edit]

Possibly derived from the noun pyy, "hazel grouse", — therefore, originally may have meant "to hunt a hazel grouse", from which the usage has probably extended to other types of hunting and then to demanding and asking.

Usage notes:
The conjugation depends on the meaning. When using the verb in the original sense (to hunt/fish), use the latter conjugation with the imperfect ending -ti/-di and when using in the sense "to ask for", use the former conjugation with the imperfect ending -si.


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  • Hyphenation: pyy‧tää
  • Rhymes: syytää
  • IPA(key): [ˈpyːtæː(ʔ)]

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pyytää (transitive)

  1. to request, ask
  2. to demand, insist
  3. to petition, apply
  4. to desire, wish, want
  5. to fish, hunt
    Japanilaiset alukset pyytävät valaita kaikilla maailman merillä kansainvälisestä kiellosta huolimatta.
    Japanese vessels hunt for whales on all seas of the world despite the international ban.

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pyytää

  1. (transitive) to hunt, fish

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