müüma

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See also: muuma and müümä

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *müüdäk, *möödäk, from Proto-Uralic *mixe- (to give), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂mey-gw-. Cognate with Finnish myydä, Veps möda, Võro müümä. The Proto-Finnic origin is unclear, as reflexes of both -üü- and -öö- are found. The Finnish and Estonian forms point to -üü-, but the alternative Finnish form myödä reflects -öö-, as does the Veps form. The Võro form could reflect either, as the two vowels merge in that language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmyːmɑ/
  • Hyphenation: müü‧ma

Verb[edit]

müüma (da-infinitive müüa)

  1. (transitive) to sell
    1. to give something for a certain price, money
      Müü oma auto mulle!
      Sell me your car!
      Maalid müüdi sellele mehele.
      The paintings were sold to this guy.
    2. to offer to purchase, put for sale
      Firma müüb vedelkütust.
      The company sells liquid fuel.
      Tooteid müüakse enamikus suuremates kauplustes ja apteekides.
      The products are sold in most of the bigger retail outlets and pharmacies.
    3. (intransitive) to be in demand, find purchasers
      Kuidas raamat müüb?
      How does the book sell?
      Bändi uus album pidavat hästi müüma.
      I've heard, that the band's new album is in demand.
  2. (transitive) to betray for money
    • 1944, Lehte Hainsalu:
      Sakslaste kiire lahkumine Balti riikidest on kindel märk sellest, et meid on müüdud Venemaale.
      The Germans' quick departure from the Baltic States is a clear sign, that we have been sold to Russia.

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