Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: saksa


Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi


From Old Saxon Sahso (a Saxon, a Low German), a tribe/people inhabiting northern Germany (not to be confused with modern Saxony). Germans in general were identified with (Old) Saxons because contact with the German-speaking countries happened at first mainly via the Baltic Sea with people speaking Low German. Ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *sahsō. For this, compare French Allemagne, Latin Germānia and possibly Latvian Vācija. Cognate with Estonian Saksamaa (literally Saxon land).


  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑksɑ/, [ˈs̠ɑks̠ɑ]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑksɑ
  • Syllabification: Sak‧sa

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Germany
    Synonyms: Saksanmaa, (historical) Germania
  2. A surname​.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Exceptionally, the country name Saksa (Germany) has a plural as from 1949 to 1990 there were two German states: Länsi-Saksa (West Germany) and Itä-Saksa (East Germany).


Inflection of Saksa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Saksa Saksat
genitive Saksan Saksojen
partitive Saksaa Saksoja
illative Saksaan Saksoihin
singular plural
nominative Saksa Saksat
accusative nom. Saksa Saksat
gen. Saksan
genitive Saksan Saksojen
partitive Saksaa Saksoja
inessive Saksassa Saksoissa
elative Saksasta Saksoista
illative Saksaan Saksoihin
adessive Saksalla Saksoilla
ablative Saksalta Saksoilta
allative Saksalle Saksoille
essive Saksana Saksoina
translative Saksaksi Saksoiksi
instructive Saksoin
abessive Saksatta Saksoitta
comitative Saksoineen
Possessive forms of Saksa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Saksani Saksamme
2nd person Saksasi Saksanne
3rd person Saksansa

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]