kumma

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kum‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈkumːɑ/

Adjective[edit]

kumma ‎(comparative kummempi, superlative kummin)

  1. odd, strange
    Onpa kumma, että...
    How strange that ...
  2. in comparative, with negation, nasty, severe
    Onpa hyvä, että mitään kummempaa ei sattunut!
    How good that nothing more severe happened!
  3. on earth, in the world, the dickens (used as non-profane intensifier with an interrogative pronoun)
    Mitä kummaa täällä on tapahtunut?
    What on earth has taken place here?

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kumma (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative kumma kummat
genitive kumman kummien
partitive kummaa kummia
illative kummaan kummiin
singular plural
nominative kumma kummat
accusative nom. kumma kummat
gen. kumman
genitive kumman kummien
kummainrare
partitive kummaa kummia
inessive kummassa kummissa
elative kummasta kummista
illative kummaan kummiin
adessive kummalla kummilla
ablative kummalta kummilta
allative kummalle kummille
essive kummana kummina
translative kummaksi kummiksi
instructive kummin
abessive kummatta kummitta
comitative kummine

Usage notes[edit]

The comparative and superlative are seldom used. They are usually substituted with corresponding forms of the synonymous adjective kummallinen.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • kumpi (similar inflected forms)

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kumma ‎(genitive kummaa, partitive [please provide])

  1. miracle

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "kumma" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat