muikku

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Etymology[edit]

A diminutive derivation of muja-, from which muikea and muje are also derived.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmui̯kːu/, [ˈmui̯kːu]
  • Rhymes: -uikːu
  • Syllabification: muik‧ku

Noun[edit]

muikku

  1. vendace, Coregonus albula (Eurasian species of fish in the Salmonidae family)
  2. Used also of some closely related North-American Coregonus species called cisco, usually as part of a compound term as in amerikanmuikku (Coregonus artedi).

Usage notes[edit]

With the exception of Coregonus albula the Eurasian fish of the genus Coregonus are usually called siika (whitefish) in Finnish. The usage concerning North-American species is variable.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of muikku (Kotus type 1*A/valo, kk-k gradation)
nominative muikku muikut
genitive muikun muikkujen
partitive muikkua muikkuja
illative muikkuun muikkuihin
singular plural
nominative muikku muikut
accusative nom. muikku muikut
gen. muikun
genitive muikun muikkujen
partitive muikkua muikkuja
inessive muikussa muikuissa
elative muikusta muikuista
illative muikkuun muikkuihin
adessive muikulla muikuilla
ablative muikulta muikuilta
allative muikulle muikuille
essive muikkuna muikkuina
translative muikuksi muikuiksi
instructive muikuin
abessive muikutta muikuitta
comitative muikkuineen
Possessive forms of muikku (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person muikkuni muikkumme
2nd person muikkusi muikkunne
3rd person muikkunsa

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Interjection[edit]

muikku

  1. (photography) cheese!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish Etymological Dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN