naama

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly borrowed from Proto-Samic *nāmē (whence Northern Sami námmi (thin skin covering growing reindeer antlers)). Cognate to Karelian noama (face, mask).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑːmɑ/, [ˈnɑːmɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑːmɑ
  • Hyphenation: naa‧ma

Noun[edit]

naama

  1. (biology) face (front of the head of an animal)
  2. (colloquial, anatomy) face (front of the human head)
  3. (slang) face, mouth
    Naama umpeen!
    Shut your face!

Declension[edit]

Inflection of naama (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative naama naamat
genitive naaman naamojen
partitive naamaa naamoja
illative naamaan naamoihin
singular plural
nominative naama naamat
accusative nom. naama naamat
gen. naaman
genitive naaman naamojen
naamainrare
partitive naamaa naamoja
inessive naamassa naamoissa
elative naamasta naamoista
illative naamaan naamoihin
adessive naamalla naamoilla
ablative naamalta naamoilta
allative naamalle naamoille
essive naamana naamoina
translative naamaksi naamoiksi
instructive naamoin
abessive naamatta naamoitta
comitative naamoineen

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References[edit]

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish etymological dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

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