mustikka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derivate of musta (black).

Noun[edit]

mustikka

  1. bilberry, Vaccinium myrtillus; a common shrub in Finland, and its fruit.
  2. bilberry or blueberry, several closely related species of Vaccinium family, none of which grows naturally in Finland.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mustikka (Kotus type 14/solakka, kk-k gradation)
nominative mustikka mustikat
genitive mustikan mustikoiden
mustikoitten
mustikkojen
partitive mustikkaa mustikoita
mustikkoja
illative mustikkaan mustikoihin
mustikkoihin
singular plural
nominative mustikka mustikat
accusative nom. mustikka mustikat
gen. mustikan
genitive mustikan mustikoiden
mustikoitten
mustikkojen
mustikkainrare
partitive mustikkaa mustikoita
mustikkoja
inessive mustikassa mustikoissa
elative mustikasta mustikoista
illative mustikkaan mustikoihin
mustikkoihin
adessive mustikalla mustikoilla
ablative mustikalta mustikoilta
allative mustikalle mustikoille
essive mustikkana mustikkoina
translative mustikaksi mustikoiksi
instructive mustikoin
abessive mustikatta mustikoitta
comitative mustikkoineen

Usage notes[edit]

The shrub and its berry growing commonly in Finland, Vaccinium myrtillus, are called bilberry in standard English. There are also a number of regional words. Partly because the species is called blåbär in Swedish and Blaubeere in German, it is a common error to translate mustikka as blueberry. To add to the confusion blueberries, which are closely related to bilberries are also called mustikka in Finnish, and yet other species of Vaccinium family are also referred to as bilberries in English.

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