mainio

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably connected to the dialectal verb mainoa ("to wonder, to praise", from Sami); compare mainos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯nio/, [ˈmɑi̯nio̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑinio
  • Syllabification(key): mai‧ni‧o

Adjective[edit]

mainio (comparative mainiompi, superlative mainioin)

  1. excellent, superb, great, wonderful, fine (very positive)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mainio (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative mainio mainiot
genitive mainion mainioiden
mainioitten
partitive mainiota mainioita
illative mainioon mainioihin
singular plural
nominative mainio mainiot
accusative nom. mainio mainiot
gen. mainion
genitive mainion mainioiden
mainioitten
partitive mainiota mainioita
inessive mainiossa mainioissa
elative mainiosta mainioista
illative mainioon mainioihin
adessive mainiolla mainioilla
ablative mainiolta mainioilta
allative mainiolle mainioille
essive mainiona mainioina
translative mainioksi mainioiksi
instructive mainioin
abessive mainiotta mainioitta
comitative mainioine
Possessive forms of mainio (type valtio)
Rare. Only used with substantive adjectives.
possessor singular plural
1st person mainioni mainiomme
2nd person mainiosi mainionne
3rd person mainionsa

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