avain

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From avata +‎ -in. Compare Karelian avain, Veps avadim.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑʋɑi̯n/, [ˈɑʋɑi̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑʋɑin
  • Syllabification: a‧vain

Noun[edit]

avain

  1. key
  2. code (set of rules for converting information)
  3. (music) clef, used especially in compound terms
    diskanttiavaintreble clef
    g-avainG clef
  4. (cryptography) key

Declension[edit]

Inflection of avain (Kotus type 33/kytkin, no gradation)
nominative avain avaimet
genitive avaimen avaimien
avainten
partitive avainta avaimia
illative avaimeen avaimiin
singular plural
nominative avain avaimet
accusative nom. avain avaimet
gen. avaimen
genitive avaimen avaimien
avainten
partitive avainta avaimia
inessive avaimessa avaimissa
elative avaimesta avaimista
illative avaimeen avaimiin
adessive avaimella avaimilla
ablative avaimelta avaimilta
allative avaimelle avaimille
essive avaimena avaimina
translative avaimeksi avaimiksi
instructive avaimin
abessive avaimetta avaimitta
comitative avaimineen
Possessive forms of avain (type kytkin)
possessor singular plural
1st person avaimeni avaimemme
2nd person avaimesi avaimenne
3rd person avaimensa

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Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Compare Finnish avain.

Noun[edit]

avain (genitive avaimen, partitive avaindu)

  1. key