koiska

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< koi (moth), from the ancient belief that cancer is caused by a worm that eats the body from inside in the same way as the larvae of moth eat the clothes.

Noun[edit]

koiska

  1. (archaic, pathology) cancer

Declension[edit]

Inflection of koiska (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative koiska koiskat
genitive koiskan koiskien
partitive koiskaa koiskia
illative koiskaan koiskiin
singular plural
nominative koiska koiskat
accusative nom. koiska koiskat
gen. koiskan
genitive koiskan koiskien
koiskainrare
partitive koiskaa koiskia
inessive koiskassa koiskissa
elative koiskasta koiskista
illative koiskaan koiskiin
adessive koiskalla koiskilla
ablative koiskalta koiskilta
allative koiskalle koiskille
essive koiskana koiskina
translative koiskaksi koiskiksi
instructive koiskin
abessive koiskatta koiskitta
comitative koiskineen

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