olla pihkassa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the inessive case of pihka (lit: to be in the rosin); refers to the sticking quality of rosin.

Verb[edit]

olla pihkassa

  1. (informal) To have fallen in love; to be taken, enamored. The object of the amorous feelings is in illative case.
    Olen pihkassa Kaijaan. = I've fallen in love with Kaija.

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