luku

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See also: łuku and Lūku

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb lukea (to count).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈluku]
  • Rhymes: -uku
  • Hyphenation: lu‧ku

Noun[edit]

luku

  1. number, count, quantity
  2. chapter (one of the main section into which the text of a book is divided; one of the main part in a legal statute)
  3. reading
  4. (grammar) number
  5. story, especially as follows
    Se on ihan oma lukunsa. – It's another story of its own.
  6. together with a year, used to indicate decade, century or sometimes even millennium
    1920-luvulla - in the 20s, in the 1920s
    1600-luku - the 17th Century (1600–1699)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (chapter): Luku is one of the divisions in a Finnish act (laki). The core division is pykälä, which is contained even in the shortest acts;[1] large statutes may have higher divisions (parts and chapters).[2] The hierarchy of the divisions goes, and their names are by convention translated by the Ministry of Justice of Finland, as follows:

Declension[edit]

Inflection of luku (Kotus type 1/valo, k-v gradation)
nominative luku luvut
genitive luvun lukujen
partitive lukua lukuja
illative lukuun lukuihin
singular plural
nominative luku luvut
accusative nom. luku luvut
gen. luvun
genitive luvun lukujen
partitive lukua lukuja
inessive luvussa luvuissa
elative luvusta luvuista
illative lukuun lukuihin
adessive luvulla luvuilla
ablative luvulta luvuilta
allative luvulle luvuille
essive lukuna lukuina
translative luvuksi luvuiksi
instructive luvuin
abessive luvutta luvuitta
comitative lukuineen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ NB: the translation of the Act No. 609/2015 is unofficial and used by the Ministry of Justice of Finland:
    • “Ilmastolaki”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1] (in Finnish), Ministry of Justice of Finland, accessed 2017-03-24
    • “Climate Change Act”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2] (PDF), Ministry of Justice of Finland, accessed 2017-03-24
  2. ^ “Oikeudenkäymiskaari”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[3] (in Finnish), Ministry of Justice of Finland, accessed 2017-03-24

Mapudungun[edit]

Noun[edit]

luku (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. (anatomy) knee

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English look.

Verb[edit]

luku

  1. To look (at).