haista

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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haista

  1. (intransitive) To smell (like = ablative), to have a smell/scent/odor; to stink.
    Nämä kukat haisevat hyviltä.
    These flowers smell good.
    Hyi, miten tämä huone haisee (pahalta)!
    Yuck, this room stinks!
  2. (figuratively) To smell like, stink, reek of.
    Täällä haisee raha.
    This place reeks of money.
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The word tuoksu (smell) and its derivatives are often associated with pleasant odors and haju (smell) with unpleasant ones, but the distinction is not clear-cut.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

haista

  1. Indicative present connegative form of haistaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of haistaa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of haistaa.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

haista

  1. Elative singular form of hai.
  2. Elative plural form of hai.

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