ensi

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See also: ēnsì, -ensi, and ensi-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sumerian 𒉺𒋼𒋛 (ensi₂ /ensik/, ruler).

Noun[edit]

ensi (plural ensis)

  1. (historical) a Sumerian title designating the ruler or prince of a city-state

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈensi/, [ˈe̞ns̠i]
  • Rhymes: -ensi
  • Syllabification(key): en‧si

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *enci, probably from the same root as että.

Adjective[edit]

ensi (indeclinable)

  1. (temporal) next
    Menen Ranskaan ensi maanantaina.
    I'm going to France next Monday.
    ensi kerralla
    next time
  2. first (rare outside set terms)
    ensi kertaa / ensi kerran
    for the first time
    ensi tilassa
    at the first opportunity
Usage notes[edit]

In the sense "next", ensi is usually relative to the present moment. The word seuraava is used when the one following a past, future, or hypothetical, instance is intended: ensi maanantai, "next Monday", but ensimmäinen kerta oli vaikea, mutta seuraava oli paljon helpompi, "the first time was hard but the next one was much easier". Ensi is also preferred for abstract things such as moments of time or events, while seuraava would be preferred for concrete things: ensi kevät, "next spring", but seuraava potilas, "next patient".

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ensi

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of entää.
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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēnsī

  1. dative singular of ēnsis

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ainsi (thus).

Adverb[edit]

ensi

  1. thus

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Latin in + sic.

Adverb[edit]

ensi

  1. thus; so

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: ainsi