seepia

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

seepia

  1. cuttlefish, inkfish (marine mollusk of the order Sepiida)
  2. sepia (slightly reddish, dark brown pigment made from the secretions, the "ink", of the cuttlefish or a synthetic pigment of the same colour)
  3. sepia (colour of that pigment)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of seepia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative seepia seepiat
genitive seepian seepioiden
seepioitten
partitive seepiaa seepioita
illative seepiaan seepioihin
singular plural
nominative seepia seepiat
accusative nom. seepia seepiat
gen. seepian
genitive seepian seepioiden
seepioitten
seepiainrare
partitive seepiaa seepioita
inessive seepiassa seepioissa
elative seepiasta seepioista
illative seepiaan seepioihin
adessive seepialla seepioilla
ablative seepialta seepioilta
allative seepialle seepioille
essive seepiana seepioina
translative seepiaksi seepioiksi
instructive seepioin
abessive seepiatta seepioitta
comitative seepioineen

Usage notes[edit]

"Inkfish" usually denotes "cuttlefish" in English, whereas it's Finnish calque mustekala refers to any animal in the subclass Coleoidea, within which the Sepiida are an order. These terms are thus false friends.

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