kynnenmustuainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kynnen ‎(of a nail) +‎ mustuainen ‎(black spot)

Noun[edit]

kynnenmustuainen

  1. A black rim of dirt under a person's fingernail.
  2. (rare) Often with verran; pinch, iota (small amount of anything)
    Hän kaatoi kynnenmustuaisen verran basilikaa pojan kämmenelle, jotta hän saisi maistaa.
    She poured a pinch of basil on the palm of the boy to let him have a taste.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kynnenmustuainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative kynnenmustuainen kynnenmustuaiset
genitive kynnenmustuaisen kynnenmustuaisten
kynnenmustuaisien
partitive kynnenmustuaista kynnenmustuaisia
illative kynnenmustuaiseen kynnenmustuaisiin
singular plural
nominative kynnenmustuainen kynnenmustuaiset
accusative nom.? kynnenmustuainen kynnenmustuaiset
gen. kynnenmustuaisen
genitive kynnenmustuaisen kynnenmustuaisten
kynnenmustuaisien
partitive kynnenmustuaista kynnenmustuaisia
inessive kynnenmustuaisessa kynnenmustuaisissa
elative kynnenmustuaisesta kynnenmustuaisista
illative kynnenmustuaiseen kynnenmustuaisiin
adessive kynnenmustuaisella kynnenmustuaisilla
ablative kynnenmustuaiselta kynnenmustuaisilta
allative kynnenmustuaiselle kynnenmustuaisille
essive kynnenmustuaisena kynnenmustuaisina
translative kynnenmustuaiseksi kynnenmustuaisiksi
instructive kynnenmustuaisin
abessive kynnenmustuaisetta kynnenmustuaisitta
comitative kynnenmustuaisineen

Usage notes[edit]

In addition to Finnish the "black of the nail" signifies "small amount" at least in Spanish: negro de la uña.

Synonyms[edit]