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From a Tampere dialect contraction of nyt (now) + se (it). According to a 1980s anecdote it was mistaken for a noun by a visitor to Tampere who heard natives say at the bus stop Nysse tulee ("Now it comes").


  • IPA(key): /ˈnysːe/, [ˈnys̠ːe̞]
  • Rhymes: -ysːe
  • Syllabification: nys‧se



  1. (colloquial) bus, particularly one that is part of the public transport system of Tampere.
    • 2016 Vaikuttaako koko? Aamulehti August 18, 2016, Number 225(43866), page A1:
      Tampereen nysseissä isommatkin hurtat ovat nykyään sallittuja, mutta toteutuuko käytäntö tositilanteessa?
      In the buses of Tampere even big dogs are allowed today, but is the practice followed in a real life situation?


Inflection of nysse (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative nysse nysset
genitive nyssen nyssejen
partitive nysseä nyssejä
illative nysseen nysseihin
singular plural
nominative nysse nysset
accusative nom. nysse nysset
gen. nyssen
genitive nyssen nyssejen
partitive nysseä nyssejä
inessive nyssessä nysseissä
elative nyssestä nysseistä
illative nysseen nysseihin
adessive nyssellä nysseillä
ablative nysseltä nysseiltä
allative nysselle nysseille
essive nyssenä nysseinä
translative nysseksi nysseiksi
instructive nyssein
abessive nyssettä nysseittä
comitative nysseineen
Possessive forms of nysse (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person nysseni nyssemme
2nd person nyssesi nyssenne
3rd person nyssensä