linnunmaito

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

linnun ‎(bird's) +‎ maito ‎(milk)

Noun[edit]

linnunmaito

  1. (informal) nectar (delicious drink)
    Kermalikööri on kuin linnunmaitoa.
    Cream liquor is good as a nectar (lit. ..is like bird's milk).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of linnunmaito (Kotus type 1/valo, t-d gradation)
nominative linnunmaito linnunmaidot
genitive linnunmaidon linnunmaitojen
partitive linnunmaitoa linnunmaitoja
illative linnunmaitoon linnunmaitoihin
singular plural
nominative linnunmaito linnunmaidot
accusative nom. linnunmaito linnunmaidot
gen. linnunmaidon
genitive linnunmaidon linnunmaitojen
partitive linnunmaitoa linnunmaitoja
inessive linnunmaidossa linnunmaidoissa
elative linnunmaidosta linnunmaidoista
illative linnunmaitoon linnunmaitoihin
adessive linnunmaidolla linnunmaidoilla
ablative linnunmaidolta linnunmaidoilta
allative linnunmaidolle linnunmaidoille
essive linnunmaitona linnunmaitoina
translative linnunmaidoksi linnunmaidoiksi
instructive linnunmaidoin
abessive linnunmaidotta linnunmaidoitta
comitative linnunmaitoineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially of smooth-tasting alcoholic beverages, usually as comparison (see example above). The Finnish word nektari typically refers to a rich and delicious fruit drink. Thus a delicious wine might be either.