arpajaiset

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

arpa +‎ -iainen

Noun[edit]

arpajaiset pl

  1. lottery, draw, raffle
  2. (law) An activity in which the participants pay a fee and by that obtain a partially or fully random possibility to win a prize of monetary value.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of arpajaiset (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative arpajaiset
genitive arpajaisten
arpajaisien
partitive arpajaisia
illative arpajaisiin
singular plural
nominative arpajaiset
accusative nom. arpajaiset
gen.
genitive arpajaisten
arpajaisien
partitive arpajaisia
inessive arpajaisissa
elative arpajaisista
illative arpajaisiin
adessive arpajaisilla
ablative arpajaisilta
allative arpajaisille
essive arpajaisina
translative arpajaisiksi
instructive arpajaisin
abessive arpajaisitta
comitative arpajaisineen

Usage notes[edit]

The legal definition is understood broadly and it covers some activities which are not called arpajaiset in common language such as vedonlyönti ‎(betting) and rahapelit ‎(gambling).

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