lanttu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swedish planta (seedling) > planttu > lanttu (unlike turnip, the plant needs to be grown from seedlings to reach maturity in Finland's short summer).

Noun[edit]

lanttu

  1. swede, rutabaga (root and the plant).
  2. (colloquial) head, brain, noodle; usually together with the verb leikata (to cut)
    Sillä kaverilla lanttu leikkaa.
    That guy's got a sharp head.
    Eikö lanttu leikkaa?
    Don't you get it?

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lanttu (Kotus type 1/valo, tt-t gradation)
nominative lanttu lantut
genitive lantun lanttujen
partitive lanttua lanttuja
illative lanttuun lanttuihin
singular plural
nominative lanttu lantut
accusative nom. lanttu lantut
gen. lantun
genitive lantun lanttujen
partitive lanttua lanttuja
inessive lantussa lantuissa
elative lantusta lantuista
illative lanttuun lanttuihin
adessive lantulla lantuilla
ablative lantulta lantuilta
allative lantulle lantuille
essive lanttuna lanttuina
translative lantuksi lantuiksi
instructive lantuin
abessive lantutta lantuitta
comitative lanttuineen

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