otsa

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈotsɑ/
  • Hyphenation: ot‧sa

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *occa, from Proto-Germanic *anþja- (LägLoS 1996: 312–313). Cognates include Old Norse enni and Old High German endi.

Noun[edit]

otsa

  1. (anatomy) forehead
  2. audacity, nerve, in the expression olla otsaa ("to have the nerve")
    Hänellä oli otsaa pyytää lainaa, vaikka ei ollut maksanut edellisestä edes korkoja.
    He had the nerve to ask for a new loan although he had not even paid the interest on the old one.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of otsa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative otsa otsat
genitive otsan otsien
partitive otsaa otsia
illative otsaan otsiin
singular plural
nominative otsa otsat
accusative nom. otsa otsat
gen. otsan
genitive otsan otsien
otsainrare
partitive otsaa otsia
inessive otsassa otsissa
elative otsasta otsista
illative otsaan otsiin
adessive otsalla otsilla
ablative otsalta otsilta
allative otsalle otsille
essive otsana otsina
translative otsaksi otsiksi
instructive otsin
abessive otsatta otsitta
comitative otsineen

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