kahdeksan

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kakteksa, i.e *kakt-e-ksa, consisting of an earlier form of kaksi + a form of the negation verb ei + ksa, which has the same origin as the endings in the reflexive forms found in dialects, c.f. Kalevala forms such as istuikse = istuutuu (he/she sits), so that the combination means "two are not there", and "of ten" was implied or originally said. Compare yhdeksän (nine), which developed the same way.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kah‧dek‧san

Numeral[edit]

Finnish cardinal numbers
 <  7 8 9  > 
    Cardinal : kahdeksan
    Ordinal : kahdeksas
    Adverbial : kahdeksasti
    Multiplier : kahdeksankertainen
Finnish Wikipedia article on kahdeksan

kahdeksan

  1. (cardinal) eight

Usage notes[edit]

Declension[edit]

Declension is the same as type koira (number 10), except of the nominative singular form (*), where an -n is added at the end.

See also[edit]