norsu

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Etymology[edit]

Originally synonym of mursu (walrus) [1], which is a loan from Northern Sami morša (walrus). Centuries ago, elephant was known in Finland only from stories for being a big, thick-skinned animal with handsome tusks, hence the initial confusion. The meanings differentiated around 18th century.

Noun[edit]

norsu

  1. elephant

Declension[edit]

Inflection of norsu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative norsu norsut
genitive norsun norsujen
partitive norsua norsuja
illative norsuun norsuihin
singular plural
nominative norsu norsut
accusative nom.? norsu norsut
gen. norsun
genitive norsun norsujen
partitive norsua norsuja
inessive norsussa norsuissa
elative norsusta norsuista
illative norsuun norsuihin
adessive norsulla norsuilla
ablative norsulta norsuilta
allative norsulleˣ norsuilleˣ
essive norsuna norsuina
translative norsuksi norsuiksi
instructive norsuin
abessive norsutta norsuitta
comitative norsuineen

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaisa Häkkinen: "Mursun ja norsun jäljillä", Virittäjä 4/2007 pp. 482–500