kello

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See also: kellő

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kello (compare Karelian kello, Ludian kello, Veps kelo), borrowed from Proto-Germanic *skellǭ (bell) (compare German Schelle and Swedish skälla (bell)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkelːo/, [ˈke̞lːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -elːo
  • Syllabification: kel‧lo

Noun[edit]

kello

  1. clock (instrument used to measure time)
  2. o'clock (when indicating time)
    Kello on kahdeksan.It's eight o'clock. (literally, “The clock is eight.”)
  3. time (when asking the time or telling exact time)
    Paljonko kello on?What's the time? (literally, “How much is the clock?”)
    Kello on 20:32.The time is 8:32 pm.
  4. watch (portable or wearable timepiece)
    Synonyms: rannekello, taskukello
  5. timer (device that gives an alarm after a specified time)
    Synonym: ajastin
  6. clock (metaphor for regularity)
    Hän tuli joka päivä kellon tarkkuudella.He arrived every day with clocklike regularity.
  7. (nautical, aviation) o'clock (used to indicate direction in relation to the vessel's position so that 12 is straight ahead and 6 is straight behind)
    Tunnistamaton lentokone kello kahdessa!An unidentified aeroplane at two o'clock!
  8. bell (object made of metal or other hard material, which resonates when struck)
    Kenelle kello soi?For whom the bell tolls?
  9. bell (signal at a school)
  10. bellflower (plant of the genus Campanula)
    hirvenkellobristly bellflower, C. cervicaria
    kissankellobluebell, harebell, C. rotundifolia
    vuohenkellocreeping bellflower, C. rapunculoides

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kello (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative kello kellot
genitive kellon kellojen
partitive kelloa kelloja
illative kelloon kelloihin
singular plural
nominative kello kellot
accusative nom. kello kellot
gen. kellon
genitive kellon kellojen
partitive kelloa kelloja
inessive kellossa kelloissa
elative kellosta kelloista
illative kelloon kelloihin
adessive kellolla kelloilla
ablative kellolta kelloilta
allative kellolle kelloille
essive kellona kelloina
translative kelloksi kelloiksi
instructive kelloin
abessive kellotta kelloitta
comitative kelloineen
Possessive forms of kello (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person kelloni kellomme
2nd person kellosi kellonne
3rd person kellonsa

Derived terms[edit]

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Ingrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kello

  1. clock

Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language (compare Swedish skälla (bell)).

Noun[edit]

kello (genitive kellon, partitive kelluo)

  1. clock