-mainen

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See also: mainen and -mäinen

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-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)

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