akana

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Finnish[edit]

(index ak)

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aganō(chaff), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱanā. Cognates include Karelian and Votic akana, Veps and Estonian agan and Livonian agān. Attested since the time of Mikael Agricola (16th century).

Noun[edit]

akana

  1. The husk of a grain.
  2. In plural (akanat), chaff (inedible parts of a plant whose seeds are eaten as grain).
    • Akanoiden erottamiseksi varhaisissa kulttuureissa heitettiin viljaa ilmaan ja annettiin tuulen puhaltaa pois kevyemmät akanat.
      • To separate out the chaff, early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of akana (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative akana akanat
genitive akanan akanoiden
akanoitten
partitive akanaa akanoita
illative akanaan akanoihin
singular plural
nominative akana akanat
accusative nom. akana akanat
gen. akanan
genitive akanan akanoiden
akanoitten
akanainrare
partitive akanaa akanoita
inessive akanassa akanoissa
elative akanasta akanoista
illative akanaan akanoihin
adessive akanalla akanoilla
ablative akanalta akanoilta
allative akanalle akanoille
essive akanana akanoina
translative akanaksi akanoiksi
instructive akanoin
abessive akanatta akanoitta
comitative akanoineen

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