raukka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Germanic *draugaz, whence also Old Norse draugr. The sense development is difficult to explain.

Noun[edit]

raukka

  1. wretch
  2. coward
  3. poor thing (someone or something to be pitied)
    Raukka joutui odottamaan sateessa monta tuntia.
    The poor thing had to wait in rain for many hours.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of raukka (Kotus type 9/kala, kk-k gradation)
nominative raukka raukat
genitive raukan raukkojen
partitive raukkaa raukkoja
illative raukkaan raukkoihin
singular plural
nominative raukka raukat
accusative nom. raukka raukat
gen. raukan
genitive raukan raukkojen
raukkainrare
partitive raukkaa raukkoja
inessive raukassa raukoissa
elative raukasta raukoista
illative raukkaan raukkoihin
adessive raukalla raukoilla
ablative raukalta raukoilta
allative raukalle raukoille
essive raukkana raukkoina
translative raukaksi raukoiksi
instructive raukoin
abessive raukatta raukoitta
comitative raukkoineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense "poor thing" used often with a name:
Heka-raukka joutui odottamaan sateessa monta tuntia.
Poor Heka had to wait in rain for many hours.

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