alku

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb alkaa ‎(to begin) +‎ -u.

Noun[edit]

alku

  1. A start, beginning, inception, incipience.
  2. When used as modifier in compound terms, first, prime, primeval, primordial etc.
    • elämän alkumuodot = primeval forms of life

Declension[edit]

Inflection of alku (Kotus type 1/valo, k- gradation)
nominative alku alut
genitive alun alkujen
partitive alkua alkuja
illative alkuun alkuihin
singular plural
nominative alku alut
accusative nom. alku alut
gen. alun
genitive alun alkujen
partitive alkua alkuja
inessive alussa aluissa
elative alusta aluista
illative alkuun alkuihin
adessive alulla aluilla
ablative alulta aluilta
allative alulle aluille
essive alkuna alkuina
translative aluksi aluiksi
instructive aluin
abessive alutta aluitta
comitative alkuineen

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Ugric *alɜ- ‎(add, fasten to, fit).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒlku/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧ku

Noun[edit]

alku ‎(plural alkuk)

  1. bargain, deal
    áll az alku! - it's a deal!
  2. negotiation, bargaining

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #1721 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.