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From Proto-Finnic *kehno. Related to Estonian kõhn (slim, thin), Karelian kehno (devil; bad, poor (of quality)), Võro kõhn (slim, thin) and Votic kehno.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkehno/, [ˈke̞hno̞]
  • Rhymes: -ehno
  • Syllabification: keh‧no


kehno (comparative kehnompi, superlative kehnoin)

  1. bad, poor (quality)


Inflection of kehno (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kehno kehnot
genitive kehnon kehnojen
partitive kehnoa kehnoja
illative kehnoon kehnoihin
singular plural
nominative kehno kehnot
accusative nom. kehno kehnot
gen. kehnon
genitive kehnon kehnojen
partitive kehnoa kehnoja
inessive kehnossa kehnoissa
elative kehnosta kehnoista
illative kehnoon kehnoihin
adessive kehnolla kehnoilla
ablative kehnolta kehnoilta
allative kehnolle kehnoille
essive kehnona kehnoina
translative kehnoksi kehnoiksi
instructive kehnoin
abessive kehnotta kehnoitta
comitative kehnoine
Possessive forms of kehno (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kehnoni kehnomme
2nd person kehnosi kehnonne
3rd person kehnonsa
Only used with substantive adjectives, -inen adjectives used for comparisons of equality or agent participles.

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