Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Probably from hui (spool), like dialectal huitti, huittu "peak, top". The -pp- may be from suippo, suippu. A sound-symbolic blend is possible.


  • IPA(key): /ˈhui̯pːu/, [ˈhui̯pːu]
  • Rhymes: -uipːu
  • Syllabification(key): huip‧pu



  1. top, peak, summit
  2. climax, culmination
  3. (of a person) one of the best in their field
  4. (in compounds) top-class, state-of-the-art, leading, top-flight, top-level, top, peak, super (indicates that the thing referred to is among the best of its kind)


Inflection of huippu (Kotus type 1*B/valo, pp-p gradation)
nominative huippu huiput
genitive huipun huippujen
partitive huippua huippuja
illative huippuun huippuihin
singular plural
nominative huippu huiput
accusative nom. huippu huiput
gen. huipun
genitive huipun huippujen
partitive huippua huippuja
inessive huipussa huipuissa
elative huipusta huipuista
illative huippuun huippuihin
adessive huipulla huipuilla
ablative huipulta huipuilta
allative huipulle huipuille
essive huippuna huippuina
translative huipuksi huipuiksi
instructive huipuin
abessive huiputta huipuitta
comitative huippuineen
Possessive forms of huippu (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person huippuni huippumme
2nd person huippusi huippunne
3rd person huippunsa

See also[edit]