pihka

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pihka

  1. resin (hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees, in its natural state)
  2. (informal) love, in the expression olla pihkassa.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pihka (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative pihka pihkat
genitive pihkan pihkojen
partitive pihkaa pihkoja
illative pihkaan pihkoihin
singular plural
nominative pihka pihkat
accusative nom.? pihka pihkat
gen. pihkan
genitive pihkan pihkojen
pihkainrare
partitive pihkaa pihkoja
inessive pihkassa pihkoissa
elative pihkasta pihkoista
illative pihkaan pihkoihin
adessive pihkalla pihkoilla
ablative pihkalta pihkoilta
allative pihkalleˣ pihkoilleˣ
essive pihkana pihkoina
translative pihkaksi pihkoiksi
instructive pihkoin
abessive pihkatta pihkoitta
comitative pihkoineen

Usage notes[edit]

To clarify the difference between Finnish terms pihka ("resin") and hartsi (resin): pihka is a natural product, which chemically speaking consists of non-volatile hydrocarbons generically called hartsi and volatile eteeriset öljyt (essential oils).

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