likainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lika (dirt) +‎ -inen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlikɑi̯nen/, [ˈlikɑi̯ne̞n]
  • Rhymes: -ikɑinen
  • Syllabification(key): li‧kai‧nen

Adjective[edit]

likainen (comparative likaisempi, superlative likaisin)

  1. dirty, unclean, filthy
  2. dirty, unethical
  3. dirty, indecent
  4. (explosives) dirty (containing radioactive material)
    likainen pommi - dirty bomb

Declension[edit]

Inflection of likainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative likainen likaiset
genitive likaisen likaisten
likaisien
partitive likaista likaisia
illative likaiseen likaisiin
singular plural
nominative likainen likaiset
accusative nom. likainen likaiset
gen. likaisen
genitive likaisen likaisten
likaisien
partitive likaista likaisia
inessive likaisessa likaisissa
elative likaisesta likaisista
illative likaiseen likaisiin
adessive likaisella likaisilla
ablative likaiselta likaisilta
allative likaiselle likaisille
essive likaisena likaisina
translative likaiseksi likaisiksi
instructive likaisin
abessive likaisetta likaisitta
comitative likaisine
Possessive forms of likainen (type nainen)
Rare. Only used with substantive adjectives.
possessor singular plural
1st person likaiseni likaisemme
2nd person likaisesi likaisenne
3rd person likaisensa

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