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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) + ‎-mainen → ‎kaasumainen (gaseous)
    neste (liquid) + ‎-mainen → ‎nestemäinen (liquid)
    kiila (wedge) + ‎-mainen → ‎kiilamainen (wedgelike, cuneiform)
    kello (bell) + ‎-mainen → ‎kellomainen (bell-shaped)
    nainen (woman) + ‎-mainen → ‎naismainen (effeminate)
    herrasmies (gentleman) + ‎-mainen → ‎herrasmiesmäinen (gentlemanly)
    nauris (turnip) + ‎-mainen → ‎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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