mittainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mitta (measure) +‎ -inen; lit. "being of the measure (of)"

Adjective[edit]

genitive + mittainen (not comparable)

  1. measuring, of a measure, being of a certain size, length or height; translation into English varies by context
    Meiltä on tilattu 80.000 ratapölkkyä, mutta emme tiedä, minkä mittaisia niiden pitäisi olla.
    We have received an order for 80,000 railroad ties, but we don't know which measures they should have.
    Onko hän sanansa mittainen mies?
    Is he as good as his word?
    Olin kahdentoista päivän mittaisella Karibian-risteilyllä.
    I was on a twelve-day long cruise on the Caribbean.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mittainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative mittainen mittaiset
genitive mittaisen mittaisten
mittaisien
partitive mittaista mittaisia
illative mittaiseen mittaisiin
singular plural
nominative mittainen mittaiset
accusative nom. mittainen mittaiset
gen. mittaisen
genitive mittaisen mittaisten
mittaisien
partitive mittaista mittaisia
inessive mittaisessa mittaisissa
elative mittaisesta mittaisista
illative mittaiseen mittaisiin
adessive mittaisella mittaisilla
ablative mittaiselta mittaisilta
allative mittaiselle mittaisille
essive mittaisena mittaisina
translative mittaiseksi mittaisiksi
instructive mittaisin
abessive mittaisetta mittaisitta
comitative mittaisine

Usage notes[edit]

Always used with a preceding attribute or interrogative pronoun in genitive.

Compounds[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • See related terms -section under kokoinen.