paluuvirtaus

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

paluu (return) +‎ virtaus (flow)

Noun[edit]

paluuvirtaus

  1. return flow (any returning flow of a fluid)
  2. undertow (flow of water returning seaward from the waves breaking on the shore)
  3. rip current (particularly strong return flow of water from breaking waves, away from the shore, caused by underwater topology, which at some places concentrates the returning water into a powerful current)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paluuvirtaus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative paluuvirtaus paluuvirtaukset
genitive paluuvirtauksen paluuvirtausten
paluuvirtauksien
partitive paluuvirtausta paluuvirtauksia
illative paluuvirtaukseen paluuvirtauksiin
singular plural
nominative paluuvirtaus paluuvirtaukset
accusative nom. paluuvirtaus paluuvirtaukset
gen. paluuvirtauksen
genitive paluuvirtauksen paluuvirtausten
paluuvirtauksien
partitive paluuvirtausta paluuvirtauksia
inessive paluuvirtauksessa paluuvirtauksissa
elative paluuvirtauksesta paluuvirtauksista
illative paluuvirtaukseen paluuvirtauksiin
adessive paluuvirtauksella paluuvirtauksilla
ablative paluuvirtaukselta paluuvirtauksilta
allative paluuvirtaukselle paluuvirtauksille
essive paluuvirtauksena paluuvirtauksina
translative paluuvirtaukseksi paluuvirtauksiksi
instructive paluuvirtauksin
abessive paluuvirtauksetta paluuvirtauksitta
comitative paluuvirtauksineen

Usage notes[edit]

Strong undertow or rip currents are seldom seen along Finnish coastline (especially on such weather which would make the people want to swim!) and therefore the terminology regarding undersea currents is less developed than in some other languages. The word rip-virtaus is sometimes used for "rip current" to separate it from "regular" return flow.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (undertow): imu

Related terms[edit]