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

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative alku alkuk
accusative alkut alkukat
dative alkunak alkuknak
instrumental alkuval alkukkal
causal-final alkuért alkukért
translative alkuvá alkukká
terminative alkuig alkukig
essive-formal alkuként alkukként
essive-modal
inessive alkuban alkukban
superessive alkun alkukon
adessive alkunál alkuknál
illative alkuba alkukba
sublative alkura alkukra
allative alkuhoz alkukhoz
elative alkuból alkukból
delative alkuról alkukról
ablative alkutól alkuktól
Possessive forms of alku
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. alkum alkuim
2nd person sing. alkud alkuid
3rd person sing. alkuja alkui
1st person plural alkunk alkuink
2nd person plural alkutok alkuitok
3rd person plural alkujuk alkuik

References[edit]

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