Suomi

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See also: suomi and Šuomi

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Finnish Suomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Suomi

  1. Finland.
  2. Finnish (language).
    • 1888, Canon Isaac Taylor, "The Origin and Primitive Seat of the Aryans", The journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 17, page 266
      The Finnic languages show that the primitive people were clad only in the skins of animals since the skin or hide of an animal is kut in Wotiak, ked in Mordwin and kete in Suomi.
    • 2011, John O'Neill and Steve Johansson, "Ladies and the Vamps", Knights of the Dinner Table: The Java Joint, →ISBN, page 32:
      "I THOUGHT HIS SITE WAS ENTIRELY IN SUOMI." "IF THAT MEANS IT'S GOT MORE DOTS OVER THE VOWELS THAN AN EIGHTIES HEAVY METAL ALBUM, I'LL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR IT."

References[edit]

Suomi”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary, (Please provide a date or year). “Suomi”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.


Finnish[edit]

Suomi
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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *soomi or (in view of suomalainen) *sooma. The word originally referred only to the area now known as Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi). Cognates include Estonian Soome and (borrowed) Northern Sami Suopma.

There are several hypotheses for the origin of the Proto-Finnic word, none of which are certain:

Past theories, which are no longer considered tenable, suggested derivation from suomaa (fen land) or suoniemi (fen cape), or connection with suomu ((fish) scale).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsuo̯mi/, [ˈs̠uo̞̯mi]
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  • Rhymes: -uomi
  • Syllabification: Suo‧mi

Proper noun[edit]

Suomi

  1. (uncountable) Finland (country)
  2. A surname​.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Suomi (Kotus type 7/ovi, no gradation)
nominative Suomi Suomet
genitive Suomen Suomien
partitive Suomea Suomia
illative Suomeen Suomiin
singular plural
nominative Suomi Suomet
accusative nom. Suomi Suomet
gen. Suomen
genitive Suomen Suomien
partitive Suomea Suomia
inessive Suomessa Suomissa
elative Suomesta Suomista
illative Suomeen Suomiin
adessive Suomella Suomilla
ablative Suomelta Suomilta
allative Suomelle Suomille
essive Suomena Suomina
translative Suomeksi Suomiksi
instructive Suomin
abessive Suometta Suomitta
comitative Suomineen
Possessive forms of Suomi (type ovi)
possessor singular plural
1st person Suomeni Suomemme
2nd person Suomesi Suomenne
3rd person Suomensa

Derived terms[edit]

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Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Old East Slavic: Сумь (Sumĭ)
  • Abkhaz: Суоми (Suomi)
  • Esperanto: Suomio

References[edit]

  1. ^ “De Vanitate Etymologiae. On the origins of Suomi, Häme, Sápmi.”, in Academia.edu[1], Academia, Inc., unpublished draft
  2. ^ Koivulehto, Jorma. Suomi (1993). Virittäjä, volume 97, issue 3.
  3. ^ Kallio, Petri. Suomi(ttavia etymologioita) (1998). Virittäjä, volume 102, issue 4.
  • Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN
  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

Karelian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology section under Suomi.

Proper noun[edit]

Suomi

  1. Finland

Livvi[edit]

Livvi Wikipedia has an article on:
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Suomen kartu.

Etymology[edit]

Probably either borrowed from or cognate with Finnish Suomi. Cognates include Estonian Soome and Karelian Suomi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsuo̯mi/
  • Hyphenation: Suo‧mi

Proper noun[edit]

Suomi

  1. Finland (a country in Europe)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Tatjana Boiko (2019) Suuri Karjal-Venʹalaine Sanakniigu (livvin murreh) [The Big Karelian-Russian dictionary (Livvi dialect)], 2nd edition, →ISBN, page 266

Meänkieli[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology section under Suomi.

Proper noun[edit]

Suomi

  1. Finland