painajainen

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Finnish[edit]

(index pa)

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Etymology[edit]

< painaa (to press) – originally, painajainen was a demon that sat on a sleeping person's chest, thus pressing it and causing bad dreams.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑinɑjɑinen/
  • Hyphenation: pai‧na‧jai‧nen

Noun[edit]

painajainen

  1. (mythology) nightmare (demon)
  2. nightmare (bad dream)
  3. nightmare (bad experience)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of painajainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative painajainen painajaiset
genitive painajaisen painajaisten
painajaisien
partitive painajaista painajaisia
illative painajaiseen painajaisiin
singular plural
nominative painajainen painajaiset
accusative nom. painajainen painajaiset
gen. painajaisen
genitive painajaisen painajaisten
painajaisien
partitive painajaista painajaisia
inessive painajaisessa painajaisissa
elative painajaisesta painajaisista
illative painajaiseen painajaisiin
adessive painajaisella painajaisilla
ablative painajaiselta painajaisilta
allative painajaiselle painajaisille
essive painajaisena painajaisina
translative painajaiseksi painajaisiksi
instructive painajaisin
abessive painajaisetta painajaisitta
comitative painajaisineen

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