hobune

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hepoinen, a diminutive of now-obsolete hobu. Further origin unknown, but possibly a Germanic loan, or from some descendant of Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos. Compare eg. Ancient Greek ἵππος (híppos, horse). Cognate with Finnish hevonen.

Noun[edit]

hobune (genitive hobuse, partitive hobust)

  1. horse

Usage notes[edit]

The shorter form hobu is used in compounds.

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