outa

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

outa (plural outas)

  1. (South Africa) An old black man.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 133:
      As I stood to one side to let him go out, she asked: “Daddy, is he an uncle or an outa?”
    • 2001, South African Theatre Journal, vol. 15, p. 48:
      Secondly, there is an old black man, the Outa, who stumbles in from the dark to die beside their fire.
    • 2003, Antjie Krog, A Change of Tongue, p. 275:
      The reference is to a cheerful little ditty, in which an old black man, an ‘outa’, takes the long road to Mebosspruit, playing his tin guitar along the way.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant forms.

Preposition[edit]

outa

  1. Alternative spelling of outta

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sami, compare Northern Sami vuovdi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈou̯tɑ/, [ˈo̞u̯t̪ɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ou‧ta

Noun[edit]

outa

  1. (dialectal, Peräpohjola dialects) forest

Declension[edit]

Inflection of outa (Kotus type 10/koira, t-d gradation)
nominative outa oudat
genitive oudan outien
partitive outaa outia
illative outaan outiin
singular plural
nominative outa oudat
accusative nom. outa oudat
gen. oudan
genitive oudan outien
outainrare
partitive outaa outia
inessive oudassa oudissa
elative oudasta oudista
illative outaan outiin
adessive oudalla oudilla
ablative oudalta oudilta
allative oudalle oudille
essive outana outina
translative oudaksi oudiksi
instructive oudin
abessive oudatta ouditta
comitative outineen

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