omata

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese meaning thigh scooping body drop

Noun[edit]

omata

  1. (sumo) a kimarite in which the attacker grabs his opponent's leg from the inside and lifts it up and backwards, driving his body into that of the defender, forcing him over onto his back

Finnish[edit]

(index om)

Etymology[edit]

  • oma (own) + -ta, introduced as equivalent to the verb "to have" and similar verbs in other major European languages. "Originally" the Finnish verb olla means both "to have" and "to be".

Verb[edit]

omata

  1. (transitive) to have

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Although omata is an acceptable word, it is regarded as artificial by many, and the language instructors tend to discourage its use. Most of the time the verb olla (to have) is a good substitute, but sometimes verbs like osata (to be able, to know), tarvita (to need) and saada (to get) work even better:
    Maalivahdin on tärkeää omata nopeat refleksit. > Maalivahdilla on tärkeää olla nopeat refleksit. (better) > Maalivahti tarvitsee nopeat refleksit. (better still)
    It's important that the goalkeeper has quick reflexes.
    Riitta omaa hyvät tiedot biologiasta. > Riitalla on hyvät tiedot biologiasta.
    Riitta has good knowledge of biology.
A good writer is supposed to reserve the use of omata to situations where it actually simplifies the sentence, which may be the case with participle structures [1]:
Stoalaiset katsoivat, että ihmiselle on tärkeää, että hänellä on luonnonmukainen tahto. > Stoalaiset katsoivat, että ihmiselle on tärkeää omata luonnonmukainen tahto.
The stoics opined that it's important for a man to have a natural will.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/kielenopas/7.1.html