Aino

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See also: aino, aïno, and AINO

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Aino pl (plural only)

  1. Alternative form of Ainu (ethnic group of Japan)

Proper noun[edit]

Aino

  1. Alternative form of Ainu (language)

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Finnish Aino.

Proper noun[edit]

Aino

  1. a female given name from Finnish.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the 1930s.

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From aino, a poetic variant of ainoa (only, sole), also in the sense "unique". The name was invented by Elias Lönnrot for the second edition of the Kalevala (1849) by adding an upper case initial to terms like aino tytti, "the only girl", of the first edition (1835).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯no/, [ˈɑi̯no̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑino
  • Syllabification: Ai‧no

Proper noun[edit]

Aino

  1. A heroine in the Kalevala.
    • 1849, Eino Friberg, 1988, transl., Kalevala, 3:517-522::
      Tuot' itken tämän ikäni, / Puhki polveni murehin: / Annoin Aino siskoseni, / Lupasin emoni lapsen / Väinämöiselle varaksi, / Laulajalle puolisoksi, /
      This is why I'll weep forever, / What I'll mourn throughout my lifetime: / That I gave my sister Aino, / Even pledged my mother's child / To Väinämöinen as a helpmate, / And provider for the singer, /
  2. a female given name.
    • 1959, Väinö Linna, Täällä Pohjantähden alla 1, WSOY 1965, page 159:
      Muu väki oikeastaan pitikin välittömästä Ilmarista. Aino-neiti sen sijaan olikin jo lapsena hillitty. Lapset olivat todella saaneet suomalaiset nimet, vieläpä Kalevalasta. Tyttöä sanottiin kuitenkin Aniksi.
      The rest of the people liked the natural character of Ilmari. Miss Aino on the other hand had been reserved since childhood. The names were very Finnish, straight from the Kalevala. The girl was often called Ani, however.
    • 2017, Roope Lipasti, Ruotsinlaiva, Atena, →ISBN, page 27:
      Aino oli nimensä mukaisesti ainoa lapsi.
      As Aino's name suggested, she was the only child.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The most popular first name for women born in Finland in 1916-1927 and again in 2006 and 2020.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Aino (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Aino Ainot
genitive Ainon Ainojen
partitive Ainoa Ainoja
illative Ainoon Ainoihin
singular plural
nominative Aino Ainot
accusative nom. Aino Ainot
gen. Ainon
genitive Ainon Ainojen
partitive Ainoa Ainoja
inessive Ainossa Ainoissa
elative Ainosta Ainoista
illative Ainoon Ainoihin
adessive Ainolla Ainoilla
ablative Ainolta Ainoilta
allative Ainolle Ainoille
essive Ainona Ainoina
translative Ainoksi Ainoiksi
instructive Ainoin
abessive Ainotta Ainoitta
comitative Ainoineen
Possessive forms of Aino (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person Ainoni Ainomme
2nd person Ainosi Ainonne
3rd person Ainonsa

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