laita

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laidō, cf. Gutnish laid, Swedish led.

Noun[edit]

laita

  1. edge, margin, border, verge, brink, side (outer limit of something)
    pöydän laita
    edge of a table
  2. brim (topmost rim or lip of a container)
  3. outskirt (remote part of a town or city)
  4. state of affairs, status; often translated into English with "to be doing"
    Kuinka hänen laitansa oikein on?
    How is he actually doing?
  5. (ice hockey) board
  6. (sports) wing
    oikea laita
    right wing
Declension[edit]
Inflection of laita (Kotus type 9/kala, t-d gradation)
nominative laita laidat
genitive laidan laitojen
partitive laitaa laitoja
illative laitaan laitoihin
singular plural
nominative laita laidat
accusative nom. laita laidat
gen. laidan
genitive laidan laitojen
laitainrare
partitive laitaa laitoja
inessive laidassa laidoissa
elative laidasta laidoista
illative laitaan laitoihin
adessive laidalla laidoilla
ablative laidalta laidoilta
allative laidalle laidoille
essive laitana laitoina
translative laidaksi laidoiksi
instructive laidoin
abessive laidatta laidoitta
comitative laitoineen
Synonyms[edit]
  • (outer limit, brim, outskirt): reuna
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

laita

  1. Indicative present connegative form of laittaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of laittaa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of laittaa.

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Hausa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: lai‧tā̀

Noun[edit]

laita f ‎(plural laitoti)

  1. lighter (for cigarettes)