apina

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See also: Apina, apiña, apiñá, apiņa, and apīņa

Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Swedish apina, apinia. Compare Swedish apinja, Westrobothnian apunja (ape, monkey), from Old Norse apynja (female monkey). Compare Old Norse api.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑpinɑ/, [ˈɑpinɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑpinɑ
  • Syllabification: a‧pi‧na

Noun[edit]

apina

  1. (zoology) simian (ape, monkey or human; animal belonging to the infraorder Simiiformes within the order Primates)
  2. monkey (any nonhuman simian primate)
    Simpanssien tiedetään muodostavan laumoja ja metsästävän muita apinoita.
    Chimpanzees are known to form bands to hunt and kill other monkeys.
  3. (informal, derogatory) ape (uncivilized person)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In zoology apina means any simian, including humans. In everyday language apina is understood to refer to any simian but NOT humans. In English "monkey" can be used similarly, but "ape" normally refers only to the most human-like simians of the clade Hominoidea, which the Finnish may call ihmisapina but usually don't, using mere apina instead.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of apina (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative apina apinat
genitive apinan apinoiden
apinoitten
partitive apinaa apinoita
illative apinaan apinoihin
singular plural
nominative apina apinat
accusative nom. apina apinat
gen. apinan
genitive apinan apinoiden
apinoitten
apinainrare
partitive apinaa apinoita
inessive apinassa apinoissa
elative apinasta apinoista
illative apinaan apinoihin
adessive apinalla apinoilla
ablative apinalta apinoilta
allative apinalle apinoille
essive apinana apinoina
translative apinaksi apinoiksi
instructive apinoin
abessive apinatta apinoitta
comitative apinoineen
Possessive forms of apina (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person apinani apinamme
2nd person apinasi apinanne
3rd person apinansa

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