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 10/koira, kk-k gradation)
nominative raukka raukat
genitive raukan raukkien
partitive raukkaa raukkia
illative raukkaan raukkiin
singular plural
nominative raukka raukat
accusative nom.? raukka raukat
gen. raukan
genitive raukan raukkien
raukkainrare
partitive raukkaa raukkia
inessive raukassa raukissa
elative raukasta raukista
illative raukkaan raukkiin
adessive raukalla raukilla
ablative raukalta raukilta
allative raukalleˣ raukilleˣ
essive raukkana raukkina
translative raukaksi raukiksi
instructive raukin
abessive raukatta raukitta
comitative raukkineen

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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