kautta

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Forms of kausi; the adpositions are derived through an older meaning of "road, way" or "passage (of a journey)".

Postposition[edit]

(genitive + ) kautta ( + possibly possessive suffix)

  1. through, via, by
    Ajoitko Kouvolan vai Haminan kautta?
    Did you drive via Kouvola or Hamina?
    Varaosat kannattaa tilata meidän kauttamme.
    It's beneficial to order the spare parts through us.

Inflection[edit]

Personal/possessive forms of kautta
no possessor kautta
possessor singular plural
1st person kauttani kauttamme
2nd person kauttasi kauttanne
3rd person kauttaan
kauttansa

Preposition[edit]

kautta ( + genitive)

  1. throughout
    kautta maailman
    throughout the World
  2. (figuratively) by, through (in interjections, etc.)
    kautta Teutateksen parran!
    by the beard of Toutatis!

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

kautta

  1. Partitive singular form of kausi.
    Hän on jo kolmatta kautta presidenttinä.
    He's already serving his third term as president.

Noun[edit]

kautta

  1. (indeclinable, colloquial) Short for kauttaviiva ((informal) slash).

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