aamu

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. The word is known to be recent, as the original word for morning in Finnish is huomen. It is likely that once huomen began to be used in words meaning "tomorrow", such as huominen and huomenna, it was eventually replaced by aamu in the sense "morning".

One theory is that aamu is a shortening of the archaic word *huomenhaamu (morning twilight, morning mist), which is a compound of huomen (morning) + haamu (twilight, mist, ghost), but no such compound is attested in older texts, which leaves this theory uncertain.[1] Another theory is that the word is borrowed from the genitive form of Old Swedish *āma (mist, smoke) (whence dialectal Swedish åmme),[2] which would have developed the sense "daybreak". While this could be compared to the possible development of aurinko (sun) < auer (haze), it is likewise uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

period of day
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aamu

  1. morning
    Synonym: (poetic) huomen

Declension[edit]

Inflection of aamu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative aamu aamut
genitive aamun aamujen
partitive aamua aamuja
illative aamuun aamuihin
singular plural
nominative aamu aamut
accusative nom. aamu aamut
gen. aamun
genitive aamun aamujen
partitive aamua aamuja
inessive aamussa aamuissa
elative aamusta aamuista
illative aamuun aamuihin
adessive aamulla aamuilla
ablative aamulta aamuilta
allative aamulle aamuille
essive aamuna aamuina
translative aamuksi aamuiksi
instructive aamuin
abessive aamutta aamuitta
comitative aamuineen
Possessive forms of aamu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person aamuni aamumme
2nd person aamusi aamunne
3rd person aamunsa

Derived terms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN
  2. ^ Rauhala, Asta: Aamu-sanan Alkuperästä Sananjalka 57(1) 151–160 (2015) [1]

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Yoruba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Contraction of àmímú.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

àámú

  1. worry, anxiety
    Synonym: àníyàn
    ààmú ń dà áWorry is bothering him

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