aine

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See also: ainé, aîné, aîne, Áine, and -aine

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 19th-century literary loan from Finnish aine.[1]

Noun[edit]

aine (genitive aine, partitive ainet)

  1. substance, material
  2. matter
  3. school subject, university course

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ aine in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, →ISBN

Finnish[edit]

(index ai)

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *aineh, possibly an old loan of Germanic origin, compare Swedish ämne (matter, subject), from Proto-Germanic *abniz. This is however uncertain due to the exceptional correspondence of Germanic *b with Finnish i.[1] The only certain cognate is Karelian aineh; Estonian aine is borrowed from Finnish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯neˣ/, [ˈɑ̝i̯ne̞(ʔ)]
  • Hyphenation: ai‧ne
  • Rhymes: -ɑine

Noun[edit]

aine

  1. matter, material, substance
  2. subject, discipline (particular area of study, especially one thought in a school)
    Hänen lempiaineensa on fysiikka.
    Her favorite subject is physics.
  3. essay (written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject, especially on written as part of one's schoolwork)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of aine (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative aine aineet
genitive aineen aineiden
aineitten
partitive ainetta aineita
illative aineeseen aineisiin
aineihin
singular plural
nominative aine aineet
accusative nom. aine aineet
gen. aineen
genitive aineen aineiden
aineitten
partitive ainetta aineita
inessive aineessa aineissa
elative aineesta aineista
illative aineeseen aineisiin
aineihin
adessive aineella aineilla
ablative aineelta aineilta
allative aineelle aineille
essive aineena aineina
translative aineeksi aineiksi
instructive ainein
abessive aineetta aineitta
comitative aineineen

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Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. →ISBN.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *inguinem, a masculine form of the Classical Latin neuter noun inguen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aine f (plural aines)

  1. groin

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Further reading[edit]


Gilbertese[edit]

Noun[edit]

aine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Ginny Sullivan, Iango Mai Kiribati (1986)

Manam[edit]

Noun[edit]

áine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide (2015, →ISBN, page 112

Pohnpeian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ain +‎ -e

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Verb[edit]

aine

  1. (transitive) to iron
    E aine likou.
    She ironed the clothes.