aine

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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. ^ Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012) Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, ISBN 978-9985-79-478-4

Finnish[edit]

(index ai)

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *aineh, possibly an old loan of Germanic origin, compare e.g. 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]

  • Hyphenation: ai‧ne
  • Rhymes: -ɑine
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑine̞ˣ/

Noun[edit]

aine

  1. matter, material, substance
  2. subject (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 aineˣ aineet
genitive aineen aineiden
aineitten
partitive ainetta aineita
illative aineeseen aineisiin
aineihin
singular plural
nominative aineˣ aineet
accusative nom.? aineˣ 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 aineelleˣ aineilleˣ
essive aineena aineina
translative aineeksi aineiksi
instructive ainein
abessive aineetta aineitta
comitative aineineen

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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 978-952-222-418-7.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *inguinem, from Latin inguen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aine f ‎(plural aines)

  1. groin

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