kurkku

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kurkku (Kotus type 1/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative kurkku kurkut
genitive kurkun kurkkujen
partitive kurkkua kurkkuja
illative kurkkuun kurkkuihin
singular plural
nominative kurkku kurkut
accusative nom. kurkku kurkut
gen. kurkun
genitive kurkun kurkkujen
partitive kurkkua kurkkuja
inessive kurkussa kurkuissa
elative kurkusta kurkuista
illative kurkkuun kurkkuihin
adessive kurkulla kurkuilla
ablative kurkulta kurkuilta
allative kurkulle kurkuille
essive kurkkuna kurkkuina
translative kurkuksi kurkuiksi
instructive kurkuin
abessive kurkutta kurkuitta
comitative kurkkuineen

Etymology 1[edit]

From Swedish gurka, German Gurke, ultimately from a Slavic language.

Noun[edit]

kurkku

  1. cucumber (vine and vegetable)
  2. pickle (pickled cucumber)
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Etymology 2[edit]

PIE root
*gʷerh₃-

From Proto-Finnic *kurkku (compare Estonian, Livonian and Veps kurk), borrowed from Proto-Germanic *kwerkō (compare Old Norse kverk, Swedish Kvarken), and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃- ‎(to devour).

Noun[edit]

kurkku

  1. (anatomy) throat (gullet)
  2. throat (front part of the neck)
  3. throat (narrow opening)
    kaasuttimen kurkku
    the throat of a carburettor
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