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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑu̯mɑ/, [ˈlɑu̯mɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑumɑ
  • Syllabification: lau‧ma



  1. herd (large group of land animals)
    laumaeläinherd animal
    1. band (group of coyotes, etc.)
    2. business (group of ferrets)
    3. colony (group of ants)
    4. crash (group of rhinos)
    5. flange (group of baboons)
    6. flock (group sheep, etc.)
    7. mob (group of kangaroos)
    8. pace (group of donkeys)
    9. pack (group of dogs, etc.)
    10. pod (group of seals or hippopotami)
    11. pride (group of lions)
    12. bed (group of snakes)
  2. crowd, mob, flock, horde, rout (large uncontrolled group of people)
    En halua kulkea lauman mukana.
    I don't like to follow the crowd.
  3. swarm (mass of people or animals in turmoil)


Inflection of lauma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative lauma laumat
genitive lauman laumojen
partitive laumaa laumoja
illative laumaan laumoihin
singular plural
nominative lauma laumat
accusative nom. lauma laumat
gen. lauman
genitive lauman laumojen
partitive laumaa laumoja
inessive laumassa laumoissa
elative laumasta laumoista
illative laumaan laumoihin
adessive laumalla laumoilla
ablative laumalta laumoilta
allative laumalle laumoille
essive laumana laumoina
translative laumaksi laumoiksi
instructive laumoin
abessive laumatta laumoitta
comitative laumoineen
Possessive forms of lauma (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person laumani laumamme
2nd person laumasi laumanne
3rd person laumansa

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is used of groups of most land animals. Exceptions include herded reindeer (tokka), domesticated lamb and goat (katras). Group of flying or water animals is usually called parvi (3D-form). Seals are a bordercase. Usually a group of seals is lauma (2D-form) but when in water, especially a small group of seals may be called parvi.


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lauma (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative laumaði, supine laumað)

  1. (transitive) to sneak, slip



lauma f (genitive singular laumu, no plural)

  1. a card game in which players simultaneously pass a card to the next person, trying to collect a matching set