kanalauma

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kana (chicken) +‎ lauma (herd, flock)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑnɑˌlɑu̯mɑ/, [ˈkɑnɑˌlɑu̯mɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑumɑ
  • Syllabification: ka‧na‧lau‧ma

Noun[edit]

kanalauma

  1. (derogatory) A group of women, especially a noisy one.

Usage notes[edit]

A flock of chickens (birds) are usually called kanaparvi. See also parvi.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kanalauma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative kanalauma kanalaumat
genitive kanalauman kanalaumojen
partitive kanalaumaa kanalaumoja
illative kanalaumaan kanalaumoihin
singular plural
nominative kanalauma kanalaumat
accusative nom. kanalauma kanalaumat
gen. kanalauman
genitive kanalauman kanalaumojen
kanalaumainrare
partitive kanalaumaa kanalaumoja
inessive kanalaumassa kanalaumoissa
elative kanalaumasta kanalaumoista
illative kanalaumaan kanalaumoihin
adessive kanalaumalla kanalaumoilla
ablative kanalaumalta kanalaumoilta
allative kanalaumalle kanalaumoille
essive kanalaumana kanalaumoina
translative kanalaumaksi kanalaumoiksi
instructive kanalaumoin
abessive kanalaumatta kanalaumoitta
comitative kanalaumoineen
Possessive forms of kanalauma (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person kanalaumani kanalaumamme
2nd person kanalaumasi kanalaumanne
3rd person kanalaumansa