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See also: mainen and -mäinen



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  • IPA(key): /ˌmɑine̞n/
  • Hyphenation: mai‧nen


-mainen ‎(front vowel harmony variant -mäinen) (comparative -maisempi, -mäisempi, superlative -maisin, -mäisin

  1. Forms adjectives from nouns, signifying resemblance.; -like, -shaped, -ish, -ly, -y or -ous.
    kaasu ‎(gas) → kaasumainen ‎(gaseous)
    neste ‎(liquid) → nestemäinen ‎(liquid)
    kiila ‎(wedge) → kiilamainen ‎(wedgelike, cuneiform)
    kello ‎(bell) → kellomainen ‎(bell-shaped)
    nainen ‎(woman) → naismainen ‎(effeminate)
    herrasmies ‎(gentleman) → herrasmiesmäinen ‎(gentlemanly)
    nauris ‎(turnip) → naurismainen ‎(napiform)


Inflection of -mainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative -mainen -maiset
genitive -maisen -maisten
partitive -maista -maisia
illative -maiseen -maisiin
singular plural
nominative -mainen -maiset
accusative nom.? -mainen -maiset
gen. -maisen
genitive -maisen -maisten
partitive -maista -maisia
inessive -maisessa -maisissa
elative -maisesta -maisista
illative -maiseen -maisiin
adessive -maisella -maisilla
ablative -maiselta -maisilta
allative -maiselle -maisille
essive -maisena -maisina
translative -maiseksi -maisiksi
instructive -maisin
abessive -maisetta -maisitta
comitative -maisine

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