leipien heitto

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

leipien ‎(of breads) + heitto ‎(throw) - the resulting circles on the surface of the water look a bit like a row of round breads; a similar idiom is used in Swedish and in Russian (throwing blinis), but it's unclear whether they have a common origin. Note also John Higgins' definition from 1585: "A kind of sport or play with an oister shell or stone throwne into the water, and making circles yer it sinke, etc. It is called a ducke and a drake, and a halfe-penie cake."

Noun[edit]

leipien heitto

  1. stone skipping, stone skimming, stone skiffing, playing ducks and drakes (act of throwing flat stones to the surface of water and trying to make them bounce)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of leipien heitto (Kotus type 1/valo, tt-t gradation)
nominative leipien heitto leipien heitot
genitive leipien heiton leipien heittojen
partitive leipien heittoa leipien heittoja
illative leipien heittoon leipien heittoihin
singular plural
nominative leipien heitto leipien heitot
accusative nom. leipien heitto leipien heitot
gen. leipien heiton
genitive leipien heiton leipien heittojen
partitive leipien heittoa leipien heittoja
inessive leipien heitossa leipien heitoissa
elative leipien heitosta leipien heitoista
illative leipien heittoon leipien heittoihin
adessive leipien heitolla leipien heitoilla
ablative leipien heitolta leipien heitoilta
allative leipien heitolle leipien heitoille
essive leipien heittona leipien heittoina
translative leipien heitoksi leipien heitoiksi
instructive leipien heitoin
abessive leipien heitotta leipien heitoitta
comitative leipien heittoineen

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