paimen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Baltic language (compare Lithuanian piemuo), from Proto-Indo-European *poh₂-i-mn̥ (compare Ancient Greek ποιμήν (poimḗn)), from *peh₂- (to protect) (compare Latin pastor).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɑime̞n]
  • Hyphenation: pai‧men

Noun[edit]

paimen

  1. A herdsman.
  2. A herd (one who herds or assembles, a herdsman).
  3. A shepherd (metaphorical: someone who watches over and guides).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paimen (Kotus type 32/sisar, no gradation)
nominative paimen paimenet
genitive paimenen paimenien
paimenten
partitive paimenta paimenia
illative paimeneen paimeniin
singular plural
nominative paimen paimenet
accusative nom. paimen paimenet
gen. paimenen
genitive paimenen paimenien
paimenten
partitive paimenta paimenia
inessive paimenessa paimenissa
elative paimenesta paimenista
illative paimeneen paimeniin
adessive paimenella paimenilla
ablative paimenelta paimenilta
allative paimenelle paimenille
essive paimenena paimenina
translative paimeneksi paimeniksi
instructive paimenin
abessive paimenetta paimenitta
comitative paimenineen

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