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]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑŋkɑ/, [ˈlɑŋkɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋkɑ
  • Syllabification: lan‧ka

Noun[edit]

lanka

  1. yarn
  2. thread
  3. wire (metal formed into a thin, even thread)
  4. wire (piece of such material)
  5. strand (of some spices, such as saffron)

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]

Noun[edit]

lanka

  1. yarn

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), 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]

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Noun[edit]

lanka

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