-kko

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Estonian -k(u).

Suffix[edit]

-kko (front vowel harmony variant -kkö)

  1. Forms collective nouns.
    aallokko (swell), from aalto (wave)
    nurmikko (lawn), from nurmi (grass)
  2. Forms nouns denoting essential characteristics of a location.
    rannikko (coast), from ranta (shore)
    hietikko (sands), from hieta (sand)
  3. Forms names for various beings.
    poliitikko (politician), from politiikka (politics)
    fyysikko (physicist), from fysiikka (physics)
    lumikko (least weasel), from lumi (snow)
    venakko (Russian female), from Venäjä (Russia)
  4. Forms descriptive nouns.
    kolmikko (threesome), from kolme (three)
    haulikko (shotgun), from hauli (shot)
    valjakko (team), from valjaat (harness)
  5. Forms nouns from verbs denoting activities or tools for an activity.
    rynnäkkö (attack), from rynnätä (to attack)
    ylläkkö (raid), from yllättää (to surprise)
    valikko (menu (computing)), from valita (to choose)
    kehikko (framework), from kehystää (to frame)

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