ala-

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Finnish[edit]

(index al)

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Uralic *ala, a cognate of Estonian all and Hungarian alatt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑlɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑ
  • Hyphenation: a‧la‧-

Prefix[edit]

ala- (comparative alempi, superlative alin)

  1. under-, sub-, lower, nether; inferior.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ala- is used as a nominal prefix, whereas ali- is used as a verbal prefix:

Inflection[edit]

The cases of ala- serve in Finnish only as adverbs.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (under-, sub-, lower, nether; inferior) ylä-
Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • See the inflection table.
  • ali-
  • ala

Old Saxon[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From al

Prefix[edit]

ala-

  1. very, all
    alahwīt "very white"
    alajung "very young"
    alaefni "all plain"