lanka

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See also: Lanka, länka, and laňka

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lanka, probably borrowed from Proto-Germanic *langô. Akin to Livonian langa and Veps lang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanka

  1. yarn
    Synonym: naru
  2. thread (long, thin piece of any material)
    1. wire (metal formed into a thin, even thread)
    2. wire (piece of such material)
  3. strand (of some spices, such as saffron)
  4. (Internet) thread (series of messages)
    Synonyms: ketju, keskusteluketju, viestiketju

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Declension[edit]

Inflection of lanka (Kotus type 9*G/kala, nk-ng gradation)
nominative lanka langat
genitive langan lankojen
partitive lankaa lankoja
illative lankaan lankoihin
singular plural
nominative lanka langat
accusative nom. lanka langat
gen. langan
genitive langan lankojen
lankainrare
partitive lankaa lankoja
inessive langassa langoissa
elative langasta langoista
illative lankaan lankoihin
adessive langalla langoilla
ablative langalta langoilta
allative langalle langoille
essive lankana lankoina
translative langaksi langoiksi
instructive langoin
abessive langatta langoitta
comitative lankoineen
Possessive forms of lanka (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person lankani lankamme
2nd person lankasi lankanne
3rd person lankansa

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *lanka. Cognates include Finnish lanka and Estonian lõng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanka

  1. yarn
  2. Short for rautalanka.

Declension[edit]

Declension of lanka (type 3/kana, nk-ng gradation)
singular plural
nominative lanka langat
genitive langan lankoin
partitive lankaa lankoja
illative lankaa lankoi
inessive langaas langois
elative langast langoist
allative langalle langoille
adessive langaal langoil
ablative langalt langoilt
translative langaks langoiks
essive lankanna, lankaan lankoinna, lankoin
exessive1) lankant lankoint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

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References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 247

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *lankāˀ, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *lengʷʰ-, the source of Proto-Germanic *lingwą (heather).[1][2]

Baltic-Slavic cognates include Lithuanian lankà (water-meadow, swamp), Proto-Slavic *lǫka.

Noun[edit]

lanka f (4th declension)

  1. marshy meadow

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 1895
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “lingwa”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanka

  1. genitive singular of lank
  2. nominative dual of lank
  3. accusative dual of lank