rippikoulu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rippi +‎ koulu

Noun[edit]

rippikoulu

  1. (Christianity) Literally, a confirmation school; in the Finnish Lutheran tradition, religious classes that a person is required to complete before being allowed a Christian wedding or being accepted to become a godparent. It normally consists of 80 hours of teaching and is done in the age of 15. At the end of rippikoulu the children receive the confirmation.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of rippikoulu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative rippikoulu rippikoulut
genitive rippikoulun rippikoulujen
partitive rippikoulua rippikouluja
illative rippikouluun rippikouluihin
singular plural
nominative rippikoulu rippikoulut
accusative nom. rippikoulu rippikoulut
gen. rippikoulun
genitive rippikoulun rippikoulujen
partitive rippikoulua rippikouluja
inessive rippikoulussa rippikouluissa
elative rippikoulusta rippikouluista
illative rippikouluun rippikouluihin
adessive rippikoululla rippikouluilla
ablative rippikoululta rippikouluilta
allative rippikoululle rippikouluille
essive rippikouluna rippikouluina
translative rippikouluksi rippikouluiksi
instructive rippikouluin
abessive rippikoulutta rippikouluitta
comitative rippikouluineen

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