sijainen

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sija +‎ -inen; this is uncommon usage of the suffix -inen: one might expect -lainen as in apulainen

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sijainen

  1. substitute (person)
    toimia sijaisena -- to substitute, supply (to act as substitute of someone)
  2. short for sijaisopettaja (supply teacher)

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