sala-

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See also: sala, sälä, salâ, salā, sāla, sāļa, and sāļā

Finnish[edit]

(index sa)

Prefix[edit]

sala-

  1. A prefix signifying secret, clandestine, concealed.
    ~ampuja = sniper ("secret shooter").
    ~kari = sunken rock; (figuratively) pitfall.
    ~kieli = code ("secret language", a cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords).
    ~kuljettaa = to smuggle ("to transport secretly").
    ~kuunnella = to eavesdrop, bug, wiretap ("to listen secretly").
    ~liitto = conspiracy ("secret alliance/league").
    ~murha = assassination ("murder done in a manner that the murderer remains unknown").
    ~nimi = assumed name, pen name, pseudonym, stage name ("name used instead of the real, secret name").
    ~oja = subsurface drain ("secret ditch").
    ~poliisi = detective ("secret police(wo)man").
    ~sana = password ("secret word").
    ~seura = secret society.

Inflection[edit]

  • The singular cases of sala- serve in Finnish only as adverbs. The plural is used as an independent noun (plurale tantum) usually only in nominative.
noun case singular plural
nominative (sala-) salat
genitive
partitive salaa
inessive salassa
elative
illative
adessive
ablative
allative
essive
translative
instructive
abessive
comitative

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